Becker's Healthcare April 18, 2024
Mariah Taylor

The implementation of IT solutions that pull physicians away from patients and moving profits to payer groups are two issues that concern John Montville, executive director of the oncology service line at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.

“First, the world of IT and the EHR have made it more challenging for providers to do what they love: practice medicine” Mr. Montville told Becker’s. “What was once the promise of IT to improve the role of providers and to make them more efficient has done little of that and, in many cases, have pulled them further from the important patient interaction that is key to good healthcare. They spend too much time ‘clicking’ and staring at screens and too little...

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, Physician, Provider, Technology
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