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Inkformation Technology!We often hear and read about the difficulties of a practice making the transition from paper charts to electronic charts.  But we seldom consider the reverse problem.  Healthcare IT News’ Molly Merrill has a report:

A new study has found that physicians who receive training in a technology-rich environment but go on to work in a less modern facility feel they can’t provide safe, efficient care as they could have with information technology.

The study, “”Performing Without a Net: Transitioning Away From a Health Information Technology-Rich Training Environment,” was conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

About 80 percent of the 328 Vanderbilt graduates who participated in the study were working in an environment with less IT. According to the study, they reported “feeling less able to practice safe patient care, to utilize evidence at the point of care, to work efficiently, to share and communicate information and to work effectively within the local system.”

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