Our electronic medical record is great! No, really, I mean it. I love the clarity it provides and I love having all of my colleagues' notes available. Since I am spending my evenings preparing my own progress notes, the turn-around time from appointment to outgoing letter is only a couple of days! That is what the system is supposed to do.
As the new system takes over my life, I find that I am writing less, journal-writing less, emailing less. I guess I get only so many keystrokes in my day before my fingers say, "Enough!" For example, one of my New Patient Consultation notes this week was 1100 words. That's enough for a couple of blog posts.
So, if blog volume is slowing down, maybe it is because my keyboarding duties are picking up. As the medical record transition settles down, I hope my writing returns to the more creative.
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