Think Accurate

Clicking Without Conversing

What is the equivalent to "texting while driving" in modern medicine?

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Is Dragon Good for Patients? or Doctors?

Everyone loves a Dragon, right???

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Where are YOUR Medical Records Now?

We’ve all seen the TV commercial, “It’s 11 o’clock--Do you know where your kids are?” My question is, “Do you know where your medical records are?”

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How Do Our Valued Clinicians Spend Their Day?

“Physicians spend almost twice as much time each day typing on computers and filling out paperwork as they do seeing patients”. Alarming!

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WARNING: MEDICAL ERRORS NOW THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE US

Research now indicates that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. Unfortunately, anecdotal experience indicates the same.

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Another Proactive Step with EHR Vendors and TranscriptRx

Who wins/loses in the HIM workflow decisions? EHR Vendors? HIM Directors? Physicians? With the right tools in place - Everyone!

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Do We Patients Want Our Doctors Clicking Or Listening?

I want my doctor listening, examining, and explaining—NOT CLICKING!

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To Whom Were You Speaking, Sir?

Given the state of the electronic health record, just who is responsible for researching and fixing critical errors when they occur?

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Costs are up, Quality is Down, but There is Still Hope

The 2014 study by the International Journal of Healthcare Quality Assurance revealed roughly a 30% error rate (315,000 errors in 1 million records reviewed). Also of interest was the comparison of relative cost of physician-entered data versus data transcribed/edited by healthcare documentation specialists: $70/hour compared to $16/hour.

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There Are No Words

Some healthcare organizations are adding disclaimers to the electronic health records of their patients to alleviate liability from errors. Shouldn't we just be correcting the records???

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Are there Cats Clinging to Your Wings?

Project Planning Tips for Minimizing Unexpected Casualties

Sometimes Healthcare IT Projects catch users a little off guard . . .

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUITS DOUBLE FROM 2013 TO 2014—What’s Up with That?

Unfortunately, many of us in healthcare documentation for most of our adult life saw this one coming... the rise of medical malpractice suits directly related to EHR utilization.

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EMR HORROR: PLEASE CHOOSE ONE

Will reading this story change anything about healthcare?

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