Second, letting the market shape usability assumes that clinicians are the focus on users. So EHRs will be only as good as the quality metrics they’re designed to catch; technology can’t overcome fundamental measurement problems. We measure many things that have no value to patients, while much of what sufferers do value, including our interest, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, do we do nothing comparable in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on the next day’s patients. No longer. His notes have been rendered homogeneous by the tyranny of clicks and auto-populated fields uselessly.Recent studies show that it could also be engaged in other important conditions such as for example prostate cancer’ On 12 January 2011, 10.30am Professor Peter Lambert will present the Denver Russell Memorial lecture at the Society for Applied Microbiology Winter Meeting 2011: ‘Propionibacterium acnes: an emerging pathogen’.
AAFP receives MetLife Basis grant to counter childhood obesity The American Academy of Family members Doctors and the AAFP Basis announce they have been awarded a $150,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, designed to counter the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity by empowering family physicians with new ways to promote exercise, nutrition and emotional well-being.