EMR’S: The RevoltuionPosted: July 7, 2011
Change is not always the easiest thing to do deal with. It disrupts our comfort zone and forces us to be uncomfortable and unfamiliar – luckily this is not a bad thing. Many of our best doctors grew up in an age where files were not on the computer, and digital photos didn’t exist yet. Over the years the medical technology has become more and more advanced making care faster and easier.
Some doctors have been more willing than others to accept this new change into the digital age, while others have been more stubborn about sticking to their old ways. The problem is that those who don’t adapt have a higher chance of being left behind; in the medical field having the most innovative technology is great!
As a world we must understand that going from paper into this technology age is not just a new phase, it’s a new movement into the new world. Doctors are no longer just diagnosing but they have to analyze data and become a sophisticated software user.
We have to slow down and understand that this transition will not be over night. We must help our doctors with this transition by being patient as they learn. EMR’s are revolutionizing Optometry; lets see where it will take us.