Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Are EHRs Life Savers? Maybe So, According to Preliminary Research

Are EHRs Life Savers? Maybe So, According to Preliminary Research

Clearly a proponent of EHRs, Skinner says that those who criticize the technology for not providing clinicians enough value might not be accurately measuring what the “value” really is. “It may be that a specific clinician hasn’t found much value to him or her, but that doesn’t mean his or her use of the EHR hasn’t proved value to the patient, to the institution as a whole, or to other parts of the institution,” he says.

Skinner notes that the case is easier to make at the organizational level than it is than it is at the individual physician level. “Providers do have a point in that they are being asked to do more and put their hands on a tool they never had to worry about. So there’s no question they have acquired added burdens. But the real question is, ‘Has the institution and its patients gotten sufficient benefit to justify that extra burden?’”

Suppose so but when I'm on the table on what to see the value to me.

Midwest SAS Users Group Conference 2014 in Chicago

I'll be there for the entire conference. Feel free to stop me and say hello. A list of papers to be presented can be found here. SAS Conferences always good opportunities to learn and much of it happens out in the halls between sessions. cya