Cool New EMR Workaround Concept


It looks like the doctors at the the VA have found an ingenious way to get their work done.  A survey 43% of 2,254 primary care physicians found 43% used workarounds of their electronic health records system to help manage test results. The study, published in the journal Applied Clinical Informatics, showed 70% of those who described the workaround they used said it was a paper-based solution, while 22% said it was a combination of paper and computer workarounds. So there you have it.  The answer is……paper.  We have come a long way, baby.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Cool New EMR Workaround Concept

  1. Dr Dave
    July 8, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    We tried to circumvent our EMR as well in a few various areas. When the IT department realized that log in data and user data weren’t in alignment we go the window slammed on our fingers and we even had two docs fired for their attempts to circumvent the nightmare that the system has caused us
    I can’t imagine that other institutions haven’t seen similar issues.
    I was one who couldn’t wait to have all info at my fingers but when the hospital decided on a glorified billing system that hope was totally dashed.
    I even tried to hire out of my own pocket a clerk to work with me all day long and record everything that needed to be placed into the record. She even went into the OR with me. That lasted about 3 months. The “legal team” decided that input had to be done by the actual provider otherwise it couldn’t be counted on for accuracy and in action by the commission or an audit or litigation. BS lets face it the whole EMR was designed to allow the Boogeyman to direct its angry fist at the final deep pocketed provider rather then have the hospital be included in said litigation.

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