I am pretty rigid.
I like my space. I like my control. I like to think that I don’t need any help taking good care of patients. I think maybe it borders on a bit of snobbery.
I am vocal and opinionated.
So when the powers that be told me that I had to push a little tiny button on the medication list that says I reviewed that patient’s medication list I was scornful.
What difference is that going to make? Clicking a stupid little button is not going to improve my doing something that I already do during every visit. It just adds more gosh darn busy work!
And so I fumed. And I swore under my breath. And I was passive aggressive. And I promised myself that I would stop clicking that stupid little button as soon as they were done tallying for our clinic application for recertification as a Patient Centered Medical Home.
I will only do what actually helps improve patient care.
What I have discovered, as my hand has been forced, is that I am not nearly as good at updating and reconciling the medication lists as I thought I was.
That being said, worrying about clicking that button and all of the other little buttons in order to meet all of the criteria is distracting. I am more prone to forget to document or address other important things.
So my doctor snob self is going to swallow my pride and keep the medication review button clicking.
But the rest of it? Nah… Maybe not so much. In the meantime I resolve to be a bit more flexible and open minded!