Why Physicians Are Inundated With Data (And How to Manage It)
The Plight of the Digital Doctor
On its face, it might look like technology has made the life of a doctor easier. Just over a decade ago, they were sorting through paper charts and documenting patient encounters by hand, carrying a plethora of mobile devices, and logging countless steps to consult with their colleagues.
Today, the patient record is electronic, most physicians now carry a single smartphone, and technology often facilitates care team collaboration.
But things haven’t been simplified for physicians at all. On the contrary, they’re inundated with more data than ever before, grappling with an explosion of information every day.
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