Video: The Horrors Of Generic HIT Training

Everyone knows training is a big burden, and tricky to pull off under the best of circumstances. Let’s hope things don’t go as badly for you as they do for the doctor and trainer in the following video.

The video, brought to us by HIT training vendor OptimizeHIT, offers a wry take on what happens when EMR training isn’t relevant for the doctor who’s getting the training. In this case, we witness the plight of a heart surgeon who’s forced through a discussion on primary care functions that she neither wants nor needs.

I recommend you give it a look. I think some of you will find this quite amusing. If the dialogue sounds familiar, my sympathies.

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Anne Zieger

Anne Zieger

Anne Zieger is a healthcare journalist who has written about the industry for 30 years. Her work has appeared in all of the leading healthcare industry publications, and she's served as editor in chief of several healthcare B2B sites.

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  • Two doctors I deal with told me that they had extremely limited EHR training. Neither got any customization or adjustment intended to match the system and their workflows. For one of them, it is so bad that she cannot use the EHR when the patient is in the exam room – it takes far too much time, so she takes paper notes all day and then takes hours after her shift is over to type in all the entries. The other has it a bit easier – she can use the EHR during the patient visit, but she kind of sort of knows how to do things like EPrescribe. All kidding aside, that ‘training’ video seems far closer to the truth then most HIT pros would ever like to admit.

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