Yet another argument for iotaMed

Heh, who would have thought…?

Physicians who have electronic health record systems but dictate patient notes give a lower quality of care than do doctors who use structured documentation, says a study published online May 19 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Quality of care was significantly better on three measures for doctors who took structured notes compared with physicians who used the other two styles, the study said.

Researchers found that quality of care was significantly worse on three outcome measures for doctors who dictated their notes compared with physicians who used the other two documentation styles.

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