The phenomena is explored in a recent editorial:
- Editorial: 'Eye Contact Is Evil': Frustrated Doctors Flock to Twitter Parody of Electronic Medical Records
Though tongue-in-cheek, the tweet-storm is important for medical information lead reflection. The tweets resonate with physician concerns about increased screen time at the expense of patient and personal time.
We recognize that a wide range of pressures affect informational burdens, and frustrations, among our American colleagues. We have committed to digital information management strategies -- including shared notes, charting by exception, lean order-sets, and speech recognition -- that could free up clinician time for what matters most. We also recognize that EHR harms-reduction demands radical change from typical paper-based workflows. Change management, not computer technology, is our challenge.
Best to anticipate frustrations in order to better help our colleagues win informational efficiency!