Leading MD asks: Why shouldn’t we just stay on paper?

Dr. Jeremy Theal returns to The Doctors Are In podcast (7:13) to talk about why physicians would want to go through the difficult changes that come with moving to a new clinical information system.

“Why are we even doing this?” says Dr. Theal. “We know this is going to be painful. Implementing advanced health information systems is a blood, sweat and tears exercise. So, why shouldn’t we just stay on paper?”

Dr. Theal, Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Information Officer at Toronto’s North York General Hospital, led the implementation of a Cerner clinical information system. He’s become a recognized expert at developing and implementing advanced EMRs and advises hospitals and health systems around the world.

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