Medical Economics October 28, 2020
The next frontier of software to reduce physicians’ documentation burdens
Most of us who work in healthcare are intimately familiar with the unintended consequences electronic health record (EHR) systems have had on our nation’s physicians, with many feeling they’ve been turned into administrative clerks who now spend more time entering data to a computer than seeing patients. This is perhaps one of the most distressing case studies of technology being a double-edged sword, helping serve the interests of some — in this instance, mostly insurers and government agencies — while creating a tremendous burden for others, specifically the physicians required to use these systems.
The question is, can artificial intelligence, itself a technology, play defense to the...