May 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

« EMR in Canada Part III — A Developer’s Perspective | Main | Twitter + Geo-Mapping + Disease Prediction »


Dr David Rapoport, Toronto

It took us 6 months to learn how to repeat just 1 of multiple prescriptions, and to learn how to fax prescription renewals internally to any of the 50 or more drug stores my patients prefer; this is inexcusable on the part of our vendor; I am 71 and my associate is 56, but we are not stupid or demented; our first instructor assumed we were incorporating all his instructions over 2 lessons--we obviously were not. A more patient instructor was not available until we had beed floundering for 3 months, doing entries that had to be altered. Finally, a video manual was created, enabling us to understand many procedures on our own time.
Things are humming now, but I resent the wasted time, the frustration, and the unspoken implication that we are clueless. This stuff is complicated, much of it involving 3 to 5 steps. I suggest spending an office day with a colleague who knows what he is doing.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)