Diwa Reyes – Vienna, VA – 1/02/2020

Healthcare modernization has always been a prime focus in the evolving technology landscape, the idea that moving to a digital platform would streamline workflow, increase efficiency, and decrease labor needs. Electronic health records (EHR) since its conception, has instead contributed to the stress of doctors and nurses alike, while having decreased the face to face interaction between clinicians and their patients. But while the statistics and motivations behind the modernization look grim, examples set by institutions such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, and innovation by a group of coders at Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, demonstrate a future where this stigma ridden technology will prove to be more of an asset than a liability to our nation’s healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

Read the New York Times article linked below for more information.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/opinion/doctors-nurses-and-the-paperwork-crisis-that-could-unite-them.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage