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ObGyn EHR

Do EMRs Make Clinicians Less Ethical?

Electronic medical records have a purpose, but they also may encourage physicians to behave unethically. A technology that encourages physicians to exaggerate their histories and exams and to generate a generic note that looks the same for every patient has pushed us farther from the real goals of medicine.
- Paul Burcher, MD, PhD

ObGyn EHR

Navigating the complexities of privacy in the adolescent gyn patient can be tricky. Here, Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, a specialist in adolescent gynecology, shares her protocol for providing confidential medical care to teen patients.

New guidelines for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in obstetrical patients have been released. Provided here is an overview of the guidelines and tips on how to implement them.

Electronic medical records have a purpose, but they also may encourage physicians to behave unethically. More to the point: would your patient recognize her exam as described in an EMR?

Our hospital is installing an electronic medical record system (EMR). It has added a minimum of 15 minutes to the time it takes to process each patient, without a perceptible increase in quality of care. And trying to make sense of meaingful use? It's like "Catch 22."

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