Patients’ expectations for a successful experience and patient-physician relations when it comes to quality medical care are growing. Yet, time is tighter than ever for physicians bogged down with EHR data entry and documentation tasks, taking time away from focused patient interactions.
While tools and technologies are advancing at break speed in other areas, the problems with ease of use and efficiency still linger in healthcare. To help keep both physicians and patients satisfied, physicians and health systems should leverage the right technology that will decrease a physician’s time spent with the EHR, help them better tell the patient story by speaking directly into the EHR and follow their natural thought process.
Joe Petro, senior vice president of engineering healthcare R&D, at Nuance, discusses the need for this type of adaptable technology to improve both the patient and physician experience in his blog post, “The Misunderstood Patient: Doctors & Their Checkboxes.” Check out his entire post here.
However, the physician-patient relationship isn’t the only bond that is vital. IT staff need to build trust with physicians and support teams to drive smooth and successful implementations and overcome adoption challenges with new technology. By listening to the concerns of medical staff, and working together, these teams can work most efficiently
Dr. Ehab Hanna, Chief Medical Information Officer at Universal Health Services, reminds us of the importance of trust among colleagues to provide the best patient results in his blog post, “How Software Can Upgrade Trust in Hospital Halls and Clinics.” Click here to read his post.
To hear more about how UHS achieved high physician adoption, saved $3 million in annual transcription, and raised EHR satisfaction to 75% through natural physician documentation workflows, join a webinar November 8 by registering here: https://histalk.leadpages.co/crossings-110216/