When doctors use computers, their productivity decreases by 18%. Here’s a perfect example why. Watch this video and then imagine how long it takes for a doctor to whip out their prescription pad, scribble a name, a drug, a signature, and hand it to the patient. And for the record, I love these guys who built the app…I know them personally and they do great work. They’re pushing the boundaries on how doctors use computers.
Electronic Medical Records won’t save healthcare when the competition is productivity and paper.