I have to agree with everything except for whomever said that automation increases the amount of time you can spend with the patient. I have 5 RVT’s here that will swallow their eyeballs when they read that.
When we went to EMR the amount of prep work doubled for my technologists. Now they have to search through a patient’s electronic records to find op notes, previous office visits and previous ultrasound exams. And this is assuming the person we paid 10 dollars an hour to scan the info into the computer found it relevant enough to in fact “scan it in”. EMR definitely made things more “convenient” but other than that it didn’t have a positive effect on our lab…..Yet J. So far we all miss our chart’s like crazy.
Everyone loves PACS, but I can’t say that this saved us any time either. But this was definitely more of an equal exchange since we no longer do printed worksheets.
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