I recently had a doctors visit at a local quick care. When I go to these visits, it’s almost like work since I’m interested in what EHR they’re using and what they think of the EHR, meaningful use, government money, ICD-10, etc.
In this case, the organization had an EHR for half of the work they did, but were still on paper for the other half. However, they were switching all of their work over to a new EHR the next week. I think they told me they gave them a couple hours of training to learn the new system (good luck with that).
While I was waiting in the exam room, I saw this wall mounted computer setup (pictured below):
Obviously you can tell that this wall mounted computer wasn’t being used yet. It must have come with the new EHR roll out. I’ll be interested to go back again in the future and see how this computer is used. I’m a big proponent of computers in the room. Plus, this looks like a pretty good setup that stays out of the way when needed. Although, I wonder if the ergonomics of this setup will catch up with the clinic.
How do you have the computers setup in your exam rooms? I’d love to hear what you’re doing or even see pictures of your exam room computer setup. Do you just use a tablet or laptop you carry around with you? Let’s see some more examples.