In my last post, I lamented that Medicare billing will earn me $614 per hour reading pulmonary function tests but only $107 per hour in outpatient clinical practice. We all...
For those of you who are new to electronic medical records, you will be learning a new language used by physicians who use electronic medical records. This quick guide will help you translate into English:
When the physician says: The physician means:
@*#$(^*@ Would you be so kind as to help me route this encounter?
*$@!!($##* I find the communication management function to be satisfyingly easy to use.
)#@@**&! Pardon me but could you please assist me in unburdening my inbasket with several of these fascinating communications?
*@##@#!! I woke up last night and was unable to fall back to sleep since I was giddy with excitement looking forward to come in to work and use the electronic medical record this morning.
*#^%@*$$ So sorry, but I appear to have used excessive force on my return button; could I impose upon you to replace my keyboard?
/#**!!@*! The beautifully flowing prose that I am able to now create using the electronic medical record is like poetry and brings tears to my eyes every time I read my own progress notes.
#!**@#!?$ While I was working on my SmartPhrases, my coffee mug has inexplicably been found to be protruding from my monitor screen.
&%@#!*!!# My computer seems to have fallen out of my window; might you obtain a new one for me?
!*#@!&^!** I dearly love this new system and I am so appreciative that I no longer have to dictate my letters.
October 27, 2016