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  1. meltoots
    October 11, 2015

    Simple answer to your question….No…
    There is a tremendous imbalance now. Everyone wants data, discreet granular data, then CMS or someone else takes that data and cuts and slices it and does pop health or whatever. All on the backs of physicians and providers that are expected to be data entry personnel, we enter the data, and someone else tries to make money on it. We are the worst possible choice for data entry. We did not choose medicine to sit in front of a computer and peck away at drill down to find ‘displaced transverse fracture of the left lower end of the radius, closed, subsequent encounter with routine healing’. The blowback is coming. I find it funny when we hear that MU or JACHO or someone wants some other data entry workflow requiring more computer time and every department from pharmacy to nursing to lab or whatever all say that they don’t have time to enter info into the computer and they come running back to the physicians and providers and then try to dump it on us. Its totally ridiculous. I really think you want your orthopaedic surgeon to be really good at that, orthopaedic surgery, and not counting numerators and denominators for TOC and SOC documents or tapping away at a computer. We are to synthesize data, not enter it. Its all screwed up now. Not only are we to enter all the data, synthesize it, and then actually practice medicine all within a very small time frame or people get mad that we are behind. It puts a tremendous burden on physicians that remain when physicians leave medicine as they are now. If ONC or CMS wants all this data entry then they need to redo all the payments to include a data entry person to be hired for every physician. That has to be in the payment equation. And the interop has to be MUCH simpler than it is now. It should be google or wikipedia easy, right now its impossible. And no matter how many modifications of MU that seem to come about, we are completely over burdened. Hence only 10% of physicians attesting to MU2. We are giving up. And when we give up, watch out…the blowback will be expensive and terrible to all of healthcare.

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