Although I have no experience about EMR before, but as an IT implementor, there are a lot of factors that effect to user from software design that not support to the real working, for example, unclear user requrement, lack of hi-technology to support, the complex of input data etc. Then ease of use and user friendly are the important factor nowadays.
As a recently reports, state that EMR is one of top leading cause of physician burnout. This is the new thing for me because my work is not relate about EMR. I try to read more information and I totally agree with these findings which effect to physician’s efficiency and productivity.
For some suggestions to avoid or reduce this problem as below:
– Share issues or obstacle from EMR using to team for improvement.
– Integrate EMR to the releated legacy system. This can improve your practice efficiency and reduce your workload by automating certain task.
– Apply hi or new technology to automate/suggest data. This will decrease time to input data.
– Dedicate a few hours a week or a month to learn how to best use your EMR can increase physician’s efficiency, satisfaction and confidence in using the system)