Partner with IT to reduce frustration, improve patient care
EVERY NURSE, physician, or other healthcare team member will tell you that we all just want technology to work and support us as we care for our patients. I have yet to meet a fellow clinician who doesn't want to be more informed and efficient while providing better patient care. We want healthcare technology to be easy to use and reliably anticipate our needs, just as our smartphones do in almost every other aspect of our personal lives. Yet even though certain Internet sites can show me 10 different kinds of low-phosphorus dog food based on my last search for “aging bulldog,” I still don't have a reliable and efficient way of knowing which medications are incompatible with my patient's treatment plans.