Put a few otolaryngologists in a room together and each will likely have a story about how electronic medical record (EMR) systems have made life more difficult. Time away from the patient, they’ll say. Or hours spent on paperwork that could be used to build a practice, they’ll note. Money lost, they’ll grouse.
Explore this issue:December 2018
Everyone hates EMRs, right?
Well, not really, said Gregory Ator, MD, associate professor and director of the Division of Otology/Neurotology at University at Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Dr. Ator and colleagues recently surveyed approximately 500 providers in their medical system and, surprisingly, found that two-thirds have a positive view of EMR.