Physicians believe that preventing diagnostic errors can be aided with technology, according to a recent study – but technology will never replace the physicianâ€™s role in diagnosis. Thatâ€™s why combining technology with usability is so important when choosing an electronic medical record (EMR).
The 6,400-clinician study conducted by QuantiaMD, a mobile and online physician community, found that 47 percent of physicians surveyed encounter diagnostic errors at least monthly, 10 percent of which have directly resulted in patient harm. Yet, those diagnostic errors are preventable at least some of the time, according to 96 percent of responding physicians.
Around 75 percent of physicians feel that decision-support tools will help to prevent diagnostic errors in the future – but they will never be able to replace the physician’s role in diagnosis. In other words, efforts to prevent diagnostic errors must strike a balance between the art of diagnosis and technology.
One way to accomplish that is an EMR that offers a high degree of usability, such as gloStreamâ€™s EMR, gloEMR. gloEMR is built on Microsoft technology such as Microsoft Word, which makes it very easy to use and facilitates interoperability across solutions. It also features a user-friendly dashboard.
Moreover, gloStream is the only EMR company that offers a 15-Day money-back guarantee. If you can’t get you back to full patient load within 15 clinic days of implementing gloEMR, gloStream will provide a full refund for all gloStream software and services.