Note: Views expressed by Guest Bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views of “It Takes a Community” or Allscripts. While Meaningful Use-certified Electronic Health Records have become the de-facto standard and a must-have technology for most hospitals and increasingly clinics and physician practices, physician adoption of EHRs has been lagging – for well-understood reasons. Physicians have a strong need and desire to maximize their time with patients. Yet, technology is competing more and more for their time, and creating structured clinical documentation using EHR templates may actually negatively impact physician productivity in a point-and-click environment. Despite the availability of significant amounts of federal stimulus dollars to Meaningful Use-compliant institutions, most physicians perceive this to be less critical to widespread EHR adoption than access to tools that simplify, speed-up and improve the quality of clinical documentation within their EHR. An essential […]