By Mary Jane Minkin, MDClinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Menopause Physician, PC, New Haven, CT.
I knew that I would have problems with our new electronic medical record (EMR) system on the first day of training. The initial training was conducted by a programmatic, not medically trained “yuppette” from the IT Department, who extolled to a 60-year-old Mac user the wonders of the EMR system: you should right click here, single click there (oops, don’t double click!), and then enter some esoteric bit of medical history. [More]