Laying EMR, Texting, Driving to Rest. Start Tomorrow

Guest post from Greg N Korneluk:

The government boogeyman is not forcing us to text, and drive at the same time.  We are the ones making the conscious choice to enter data into the EMR in the examination room while interacting with our patients. So why do so many of us do it?

On the surface it seems intuitive.  We are all good multitaskers. While listening to the same old story, why not update the record. No harm done. While we are at is, how about looking at our incoming messages and emails. It will get us home sooner.  Multi-tasking saves time – right? As it turns out many of us are mistaken about multitasking. Continue reading