EMR Systems Falling Short Of Expectations

Robyn Carlisle | The Clinical Advisor | July 17, 2013

Last fall, our practice implemented the electronic medical record (EMR). While many people in our office were daunted by the process of switching from paper to computers, I was excited.

I recognized that there would be a difficult transition period, but I really believed that EMR would make my daily practice more streamlined and efficient.

I was wrong.

The EMR system has made my daily tasks anything but streamlined and efficient. Every patient is a new patient in EMR. Each chart needs to be reviewed and the provider must decide what is important enough to be scanned into the computer before the paper chart is taken away from us.