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Does healthcare have an oversupply of physician informaticists? (Poll Closed)

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Total Votes: 181
3 Comments

  • Anon y mous - 3 weeks ago

    As an RN, when I was first hired into the world of Healthcare IT software (and knew little!), I was once told that nurses are preferred because physicians would not view another doctor doing the same job of demo’ing EHR software as ‘credible’ but would respect an RN. The rationale was that a ‘real’ or ‘good’ doctor would be practicing medicine, not working for a software company. And yet, there were LOTS of complaints that software vendors did not understand the workflow of a physician practice. Interesting.

  • Linda Harrington - 3 weeks ago

    In no way do we have an oversupply of physician informaticists. What we do have is an undersupply of leaders (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs) who understand the pervasive and persistent issues with healthcare technologies and the implications of those issues to demand better technology from vendors. How many years and how many reports of issues on same technologies are sufficient in the FDA MAUDE database to create accountability? How many ways do reports on EHR data issues need to be stated as we are rapidly propelling into AI where data is ground zero? Was Epic’s sepsis model version 1 and then version 2 before they turned it over to hospitals to do their own testing a clue? What about Lowe vs Cerner where Cerner EHR was held legally accountable for what the court called “negligent design” that caused life-altering brain damage in a young man? How many issues with HIT result from data and design issues? I respectfully suggest anyone thinking there is an oversupply of well qualified, highly competent physician informaticists lean in and study technology-enabled patient injuries, user experiences, and the reckoning we are facing with AI as all the ignored and unfixed issues in healthcare information technologies converge.

  • Ross Koppel - 3 weeks ago

    We need more of them. But ones who are not forced to use only one EHR

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