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  •  Say much about his dedication to his patients... (2+ / 0-)
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    RhodeIslandAspie, bjedward

    I could buy the whole "too expensive" thing.  But there are ways around it, with a will. How about asking each patient to enter there own records into an electronic system? Appeal to that whole "small doctor" mentality. That would get around privacy issues also.

    If 50% of patients did it, his job would be halved

    I am a progressive because it reflects life. We learn, change, evolve and grow. When we stay stationary and conservative - we perish.

    by EastCoastProgressive1963 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 12:35:36 PM PST

    •  Do what? (2+ / 0-)
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      bjedward, inclusiveheart

      In rural Kentucky, you want this guy to ask his patients - many of whom will clearly be computer illiterate, or functionally illiterate - to enter their data, their clinical data, into an Electronic Medical Records system.

      Get off the drugs.  Seriously.  Get help now.

      •  I have to say that if this town he is in (2+ / 0-)
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        happymisanthropy, Calamity Jean

        is anything like the town where my parents are living in Alabama, he'd be lucky to find anyone around to work for him who knows how to operate a computer.

        None of the women who have worked helping my parents - and there are some ten of them that I can count - knew how to use the fax machine much less how to use a computer.  All of these women ranged in age from mid 20's to their 40's.

        In my parent's town in Alabama there is also the cost of the internet which is neither cheap nor particularly reliable.

        The fact that the Administration dropped their push for rural high speed broadband really pisses me off.  Not that I like going there for extended periods of time, but if I could actually do business there, I would spend more time with them to help them - but the internet is too poor for me to do what I do for a living for any extended period of time.  When I work from there I am constantly delayed waiting for downloads and constantly apologizing to clients for the delays.

        This doctor could get online and make all of the investments and still find himself reverting to the fax machine technology if that town's internet capacity is anything like it is in my parent's town.

    •  My doctor uses a free app for his electronic (1+ / 0-)
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      bjedward

      records, so I know they're available.  

      They don't win until we quit fighting!

      by Eyesbright on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 01:44:11 PM PST

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