— David Chou (@dchou1107) February 12, 2018
I agree with David Chou here when it comes to needing to make EMRs easier. However, I don’t believe reducing the number of clicks is the real issue. Clicks are just a symptom of the real problem. The real problem is regulations and reimbursement requirements that need revision and simplification.
If we simplified regulations and reimbursement requirements, EHRs would be significantly more usable and would require fewer clicks.
The next question you should ask yourself is whether this administrative simplification will happen first or whether the technology will evolve to the point where it can automatically document the patient visit to any level of complexity while not disrupting the physician workflow.
Where’s your bet? On government and payer changes? Or on technology?
My bets on technology even if Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, is calling for administrative simplification. However, we’re certainly not there yet on either front.