From Rockwell to Reality: The Evolving Role of the Physician

'In order to get technology to truly work for physicians, it must drive productivity'

In Norman Rockwell’s, Doctor and Boy Looking at Thermometer, a white-haired man in a tailored gray suit sits on the edge of bed and is engaged attentively with his patient. That physician made house calls and had the time to teach a young patient how to take a temperature. But, that was then.

The reality is that Rockwell’s physician actually spent more time providing care than documenting it. He wasn’t required to view patient data on a screen, document care on a keyboard in the hallway, or point-and-click his way through a checklist of symptoms. In today’s digital era, getting physicians refocused on patients means finding ways to integrate technology directly into current clinical workflows.

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Source: Healthcare ITNewa