In healthcare, we talk about patient safety, but oftentimes, it is the clinician who walks away from an experience with an EHR feeling “unsafe.”
Living in Los Angeles, surrounded by the Hollywood “scene,” the rampant combination of hype and FOMO never ceases to amaze. As clinicians and analytical people, my peers and I were frequently perplexed by this constant race to the bottom – fueled by competitive paranoia and short term amnesia.
As I call to book an appointment with my family physician in early November, I am brought back to the days of driving my tiny Honda as a teenager on the 405 freeway in Southern California rush hour traffic. I called on November 9th and was given an appointment for January 19th for my annual checkup.
Any knock at my door sends my dog tearing through the house, barking like crazy. Unfortunately, any knock-like sound does the same (I’m clumsy, so you can imagine the issue…). And so, over time, her useful warnings withered first into an annoyance, and then, just shrank away into the background noise.