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Creating opportunities in clinical informatics education

  • Jennifer MacGregor
  • 04/28/2016

Sir William Osler, the Canadian physician frequently described as the Father of Modern Medicine, was an innovator in medical training. He created the first residency program for specialties and introduced bedside clinical training as part of physician education. He once said: Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses…Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. Though Osler said this more than 100 years ago, the principles are still relevant today. Observe, record, tabulate, communicate – modern clinical informatics strives to help clinicians with all of these foundational aspects of medicine. Allscripts is working with world-class Canadian education organizations to create additional opportunities in this field. Partnering with Dalhousie University to improve healthcare IT education opportunities Dalhousie University is known for providing its researchers and students […]

The scramble to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry is taking its toll on physician practices. Regulatory compliance requires a lot of rigor on multiple fronts, including Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and electronic prescription of controlled substances (EPCS). These requirements and others are causing general fatigue. For example, according to the Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015, about eight out of 10 physicians feel they are overextended or working at full capacity, and 70% report that they spend more than one day on paperwork each week. Unfortunately, there are hidden costs to this exhaustion that many practices overlook. Burnout can lead to leaving money on the table Physician practices have become almost desensitized to the worry associated with regulatory requirements. For example, ICD-10 is coming down the path, but it’s not […]