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Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?

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Dr. Gil (Gunter) Pollanz replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Before discussing if doctors are doomed.... read the newest 2014 PWD report http://www.pwc.com/us/en/health-industries/behind-the-numbers/ It predicts - in a nutshell - that from todays 5% mobile health users by 2020 >40% of all health actions…"
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Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Thanks Henry, I think you make some important points. The who team will need to start using the EHR so will have to be on board. This involves a lot of training and expense and some staff might be very unhappy with having to transition!"
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Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Thanks for posting the link - a very interesting survey."
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Chris Paton replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Thanks for your comments Bob. I think these points are very true from the doctors point of view but I can see patients becoming increasingly uncomfortable with doctors continuing with paper and pen. I know that if my accountants told me they…"
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Bob Hoyt replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"I think there are several reasons some doctors still use pen and paper. I can only comment on physicians in the United States 1. The $$ penalty by Medicare for not adopting is not that great so it was a business decision to stay with paper 2. For…"
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Henry Kilonzo (MPH) replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Thank you. This is a very good question. I think it is because the health systems within their respective countries/contexts are not IT compliant. The countries have other priorities. Also, it is not about the doctor alone but other colleagues…"
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Dr Martin de SWARTE replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"I think it's to us, Medical Practionners and others paramedicals, involved in IT development to suggest different kind of solutions, projects to people, who on ther side will ask their doctors to use them and participate... "
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Dr. Mohamed Khalifa replied to Chris Paton's discussion Why are doctors still using Pen and Paper?
"Check my article related to this topic: Technical and Human Challenges of Implementing Hospital Information Systems http://www.jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/article/view/111"
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Sunny Roshan replied to Sunny Roshan's discussion exchanging laboratory results
"Hi Chris, I'm very much thankful for your replies, they really helped a lot, my last question is I m confused about the ehealth exchange model, do ehealth exchange model adopt specific HIE(health information exchange) Architecture??? "
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Chris Paton replied to Sunny Roshan's discussion exchanging laboratory results
"Hi Sunny, you should have a look at our MOOC as we have a number of lectures on this topic: http://www.healthinformaticsforum.com/page/component-9-networking-and-health-information-exchange Cheers, Chris"
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