Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Electronic Health Record

  • Decoding doctor-speak in the era of OpenNotes

    Jennifer Wineke Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   Modern-day doctors share a common dilemma: how do you get all of the necessary information into the electronic medical record while still being present with the patient? Every doctor I have talked to approaches this challenge a little differently. Some acknowledge the impersonality upfront and apologize to the…

  • You say you want a revolution?

    Y Pritham Raj Portland, Oregon, United States   “It must be a virus,” I whispered to myself noticing that Miss C, my medical assistant, was not her usual, efficient self today. She was painfully slow – dragging, in fact – while trying to gather the data I so desperately needed to help the patients waiting…