Lack of EHR systems’ usability a “distraction from good care”

An article on Healthcare Informatics caught our eye. It summarizes a recent presentation by Johns Hopkins CMIO Peter Greene and concludes as follows:

Greene believes that once EHRs have been in place for a while, there will be an emphasis on improving their usability.  “Our medical students have extraordinary expectations,” he said. “They want an app to use and if it’s no good, they want another app to try. That’s the bar we have now. The systems still are very hard to use. The vendor community is exhausted with trying to keep up with some of the requirements that they have,” he said. “But we really need to focus on this, because it has become a distraction from good care, and better is certainly possible.”

For our customers, the time is now for a better clinical experience and user interface, which is why they are working with QPID. QPID sits on top of virtually any EHR and delivers relevant patient intelligence directly into clinical workflows.  This saves clinicians from scrolling through pages of notes or searching with inadequate tools for data that is inconsistently stored.

We look forward to hearing from you if you are ready to address what Greene calls “a distraction from good care” engendered by systems that are not designed to support care delivery.

Contact us to learn how QPID solves the problem of usability.

Read the Healthcare Informatics article here: