We Have To Wean Doctors Off Paper. But How?

Kramer Weydt, Lindsay Garlock, and Jesse Germinario, Practice Fusion:

Instead of just “translating” paper charts, for example, chart notes should automatically fill-in preexisting prescription information and past medical history. Providers should be able to instantly send chart-note information in fax referrals to their colleagues. Keeping the doctor’s basic need in mind, it’s easy to see that prescribing and making referrals are essential to a patient-visit workflow. But they can only be combined this efficiently on a digital platform. These little features add up to big time savings over paper.