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Featured on the Blogs: EMRs, Curmudgeons, and the Woof Factor (Trust Us Here) — Physician’s First Watch

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February 7, 2014

Featured on the Blogs: EMRs, Curmudgeons, and the Woof Factor (Trust Us Here)

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

Paul Sax talks about electronic medical records -- those things that consume, it's estimated, more than a third of interns' time. He has some entertaining stops along the way to a 45-minute movie about that pet of yours that won't spare you the 45 minutes' free time to watch it. Choices, choices.

Reader Comments (3)

Heymach MD PhD MBA Physician, Pulmonary Medicine, Consulting Firm

Yes, not surprisingly Bud has it correct. The loss of the eye contact, the touch, the perception of intimate empathy is alas left to the dog. The EMR never threatens or causes one to cry - definitely a safer haven.
The question we must then ask is what is the outcomes difference. N'est pas?
If prayer has a positive effect -- will the physician and his/her empathy and person change the outcome? A study is needed, then perhaps the insurance companies will mandate more physician contact time.
Sadly, they'll offer up a PA or NP or maybe the scribe.
Less than 20% of the time with the patient. Remember Hal and the 2001 space odyssey movie - yes we are close!

Dickens MD Physician, Family Medicine/General Practice

Woof factor

Martha Dickens, MD Physician, Family Medicine/General Practice, Mississippi Baptist Nutrition and Bariatric Center

I just want to read about the curmudgeons and woof factors

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