Ok at the risk of beating this to death, here’s something published yesterday, in the Mayo Proceedings that doctors currently give EHR usability an “F”. (See below)
I don’t think that is because EHR companies are bad or the IT people supporting these efforts aren’t good. In fact in my experience most people I’ve worked with ave always wanted to do their best work for their orgs patients.
Rather, I think the move towards data acquisition- either through EHRs, or data mining, or marketing analysis comes with downside risks, including by necessity seeing patients as data sources which are combined to develop “insights”. The real question is are these insights worth really worth it?