Focus on the Patient, Not the EHR

Focus on the Patient, Not the EHR

There are aspects of the EHR that patients love. That’s why putting yourself in the patient’s shoes can help keep the focus on the patient during their visit, said Mitch Morris, a physician as well as vice chair and global healthcare sector leader at consulting firm Deloitte and former chief technology officer at MD Anderson.

For example, patients love ePrescribing and they love that their doctor has all of their lab results and tests right in front of them in the EHR. Another benefit to having the EHR in the exam room is it allows the doctor to review with the patient in real time what happened during their previous visit, putting the doctor and the patient on the same page, said Morris.

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