From 3M Health Information Systems
Wading through words: Finding the right health information at the right time
The average patient chart contains thousands of words and those words add up fast when caring for multiple patients a day. Doctors everywhere can be overwhelmed with all this data, that is often scattered throughout emails, electronic health records (EHRs) and phone calls, but what is the solution to this information overload? How can we redesign EHRs and other health care tools to support the way doctors work today? Dr. Subha Airan-Javia, hospitalist for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and CEO and co-founder of CareAlign, proposes ideas to relieve the cognitive load placed on providers.