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Writing the Wrong

Writing the Wrong Opinion A PIECE OF MY MIND The electronic health record (EHR) was implemented over her right lung, bringing it lower and lower until the Jayshil J. Patel, MD at our hospital midway through my first year of resi- rattling seemed to disappear and the sound of wind, as Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care dency. What a relief, I thought. My colleagues and I if it was blowing through a tunnel, appeared. I felt proud Medicine, Department sang EHR’s praises and were ready to embrace the (ignoring the fact that I already knew where to listen be- of Medicine, Medical upcoming efficiency and reduction in errors; not to cause the chest film I had reviewed earlier had already College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. mention forever abandoning trying to decipher formal- told me to focus in on the right middle lobe). I wrote ized but shambolic handwriting, which we considered down this finding. medical hieroglyphics. And embrace it we did. Prior to “My breathing … is … not … good,” I can remember EHR, we relied on the patient for all sources of informa- her saying throughout our encounter. tion. Now, whenever we were told of an admission, my “Let’s see http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Writing the Wrong

JAMA , Volume 314 (7) – Aug 18, 2015

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2015.5281
pmid
26284716
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Abstract

Opinion A PIECE OF MY MIND The electronic health record (EHR) was implemented over her right lung, bringing it lower and lower until the Jayshil J. Patel, MD at our hospital midway through my first year of resi- rattling seemed to disappear and the sound of wind, as Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care dency. What a relief, I thought. My colleagues and I if it was blowing through a tunnel, appeared. I felt proud Medicine, Department sang EHR’s praises and were ready to embrace the (ignoring the fact that I already knew where to listen be- of Medicine, Medical upcoming efficiency and reduction in errors; not to cause the chest film I had reviewed earlier had already College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. mention forever abandoning trying to decipher formal- told me to focus in on the right middle lobe). I wrote ized but shambolic handwriting, which we considered down this finding. medical hieroglyphics. And embrace it we did. Prior to “My breathing … is … not … good,” I can remember EHR, we relied on the patient for all sources of informa- her saying throughout our encounter. tion. Now, whenever we were told of an admission, my “Let’s see

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 18, 2015

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