In response to a reader's comments on David Burda's "Reporter's notebook: EHRs put some docs on edge":
The debate rages on. Yes, some physicians may be too busy on a particular day saving lives to attend training classes on how to access and use the electronic health-record system. But there should be no reason they can't find a couple of hours on a day when they are not on call to attend training. What is the point of implementing any technology that may enhance quality of life if people won't use it? I have trained lots of healthcare providers, salaried and nonsalaried alike to use an EHR. The physician group is by far the lowest in motivation, attendance and recognition that this is a tool to make information flow across all healthcare team members. Sorry Sylviathe excuse of being too busy doesn't wash. Get help; learn how to use EHR.
Alicia LePard, R.N.Gillette, Wyo. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.