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Does Decision Support Make Docs Look Dumb?



Most clinicians would agree that evidence-based decision support tools have the potential to improve clinical quality. But patients’ perception of the tools—and the physicians who use them—might be yet another barrier to their adoption. The problem is twofold: Some patients are skeptical of docs who need a computer to help them make a diagnosis. And some physicians don’t want to be seen as being too reliant on technology.



1 comments on "Does Decision Support Make Docs Look Dumb?"
Roger H Strube MD (5/17/2011 at 12:16 PM)

Our health care crises in financing and quality are driven by the physician's dysfunctional memory based decision making process. The cost of health care and the our economic downturn will not be fixed until we fix health care. Physicians must embrace EHRs and intelligent medical decision support tools. The physician must transition from self worth based on the size of his/her memory to judgement exercised while using the new technologies/tools. Roger H Strube, MD