EHR cursing

Report: 55% of Time Spent in Front of EHRs, Other 45% Spent Cursing at EHRs

  • 2K
    Shares

BOSTON, MA – In a report that is both shocking yet not shocking at all, a Harvard University report states that health care professionals spent 55% of their work day in front of an electronic health record (EHR), while the other 45% of their time is spent rigorously cursing out their EHRs.

EHRs
Click to learn about the different EHRs you can yell at

“Ugh, I hate typing notes,” lamented primary care physician and author of the report Bonnie Townsend, who is ahead of pace in her quest to acquire carpal tunnel syndrome.  Seconds later, her computer screen freezes and her progress note that she had been working on for 20 minutes is lost forever to the ether.  “M**THERF**KER!!!! DAMN EHR!!!!  DAMN YOU!!!! I HATE YOU!!!!  I HATE YOUUUUU!!!!!”

The face-to-face visit is on the verge of extinction, replaced by the more economical face-to-screen “encounter” with subsequent cursing.  Townsend hasn’t had a face-to-face meeting with a patient in over 2 years.  However, she is happy to report that she’s changed her password at least 4,300,000 times over that same time frame and also really enjoyed her time filling out prior authorization forms too.

“Between the time I have to dedicate to clicking, double clicking, quadruple clicking, documenting notes, figuring out ICD-10, billing and, of course, verbally abusing my EHR, there really isn’t any time for direct patient care, so that’s what’s gotta go,” admitted Townsend, who looks forward to the development of crippling migraines associated with hours upon hours of screen staring, way more than was ever intended for human beings.  “Remember patient care?  I don’t.”

“I’m sorry I have to cut this interview short,” Townsend apologized to Gomerblog, escorting us out of her office for our own safety.  “I can’t seem to figure out my log in and password and I really need to dedicate a good 15 minutes to letting my computer really f**king have it.  You must understand, yes?”

Absolutely. 

image_pdfimage_print
  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Pyxis Seven Blunders

Meet the Nominees for the Seven Blunders of the Medical World

2.1KSharesWe, at Gomerblog, are excited to announce the official list of nominees for the ...

nurse eye roll

Breaking News: Nurse’s Eyes Get Stuck After Aggressive Eye Roll

7.8KSharesORLANDO, FL – Beth Stanfield, a middle-aged nurse, was transported to the ophthalmology department ...

Mutated Pediatric Names Linked to Higher Mortality

53.6KSharesATLANTA, GA – The lead article in this month’s Journal of Pediatric Critical Care ...

Paramedics

Local Paramedic Looking Forward to Saving Patient’s Life and Getting No Credit Once Again

1.9KSharesNASHVILLE, TN – 26-year-old paramedic Josh Langhorn is looking forward to his upcoming Friday night shift.  One ...