It has been “optimized for a 24 inch screen”. You have to have a screen this size or you will waste 25 minutes per day doing extra scrolling and clicking.
Or so they say…
A screen that size is not portable. We will have to have a computer in each room. Of course. Plus each physician will need a docking station in their office for their laptop.
This clinic that we are trapped in until 2018 has tiny rooms. It works carrying a laptop. I balance it on my lap while sitting on my wheelie stool facing the patient so I can maintain as much eye contact as possible. I try to type while we talk to maximize charting time and to ensure accuracy.
To have a computer in each room, given the room size and layouts, will require mounting it to an arm and using it with my back to the patient. That set up will cost about $3,000 per room. Each physician uses three rooms.
Paying for this will require seeing seven more patients per physician per month for three years at which time the computer equipment is obsolete and will have to be replaced.
Which begs the question, how do you do that with an already full schedule?!?!!!?
Furthermore, why couldn’t this EHR have been “optimized” for a screen size that is more practical and portable? If this is the top of the line program, why wouldn’t they want portability? Who gets a cut of the equipment sales?