He discusses the push and pull between the need to analyze discrete data versus providers’ need to ‘articulate’ the patient’s condition without getting to the SMD (Slow Me Down) factor.
Most practices adopt EHR motivated by Meaningful Use Incentives. The goal is interoperability and data analytics. However, at the point of care providers struggle with improving productivity and they look at alternatives such as dictation, which in turn is against the objective of capturing discrete data.
Dr. Essin said it well:
Here’s an interesting statistic related to independent practices: 23% feel that everything is okay with their collections.