Docs feel less vulnerable with IT Systems over Paper-based system.

Doctors who were trained using capable IT systems and who later practiced within a hospital, clinic, or other organization that utilized a paper-based records system, felt more vulnerable – that they weren’t able to provide the level of care and service that they wanted to.

Thanks, Ducknetweb, for the original post.

NASHVILLE, TN – A new study has found that physicians who receive training in a technology-rich environment but go on to work in a less modern facility feel they can’t provide safe, efficient care as they could have with information technology. The study, ""Performing Without a Net: Transitioning Away From a Health Information Technology-Rich Training Environment," was conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

About 80 percent of the 328 Vanderbilt graduates who participated in the study were working in an environment with less IT. According to the study, they reported  "feeling less able to practice safe patient care, to utilize evidence at the point of care, to work efficiently, to share and communicate information and to work effectively within the local system."

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link to: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

It sounds like the medical industry now has an important piece of evidence to help accelerate those IT-conversion projects.  A sprinkle of a little SharePoint and some Medical Industry – specific applications built on top of the extensive and expandable development platform that SharePoint provides could go a long way!

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