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Subject:  Re: OT: Career crisis Date:  10/15/2005  3:47 PM
Author:  Crosenfield Number:  212575 of 309665

As you describe it, no, I am not on EMR.
We tried electronic order entry. We really tried. The system we had just was not sufficiently user-friendly, and we went back to writing orders longhand. Now, I am hospital-based, and this hospital just has an attending staff of seven, and we don't have any personality conflicts. It was unanimous: this system won't work! Too many errors! So it went to the trash heap.
Your next conversation with the boss goes along the line that you love your patients, you love being an internist, you enjoy your associates, but they are doing their record keeping in a manner that does not allow you to be the doctor you can be, and the Creator has consistently ignored your requests for more hours in the day. It is possible tha