The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have very specific requirements regarding quality and clinical data reporting. Though many CMS reporting programs lead to an increase in care quality, it is often challenging for providers to constantly adapt to new guidelines and determine which data points are worthwhile to collect and analyze. There is simply not enough time in the day to adhere to all the obligations and requirements and spend quality time with every patient. Patients deserve more than 2-3 minutes of 1:1 time with their physician.

Along with the stress of collecting and using big data comes the question of which new technologies would work best for a practice. If you have ten partners in your practice, you’re likely to have ten differing opinions. More than ninety percent of hospitals and clinics currently utilize an electronic health record (EHR) and I’m guessing more than ninety percent of physicians using these systems dislike the functionality of the EHR they are required to use. They are often clunky, time consuming, and require too much clicking, therefore, wasting too much time in our busy day.

New technologies are being developed all the time. But here’s the problem. Most are not being developed by physicians or even with the input of physicians. So, what we continually get are solutions that are not physician friendly nor are they intuitive to how a physician actually practices or goes about their day. And yet, providers are required to use them and try to make them work for their specific specialty. Every specialty has very specific nuances and in order to work efficiently, require customization to that given specialty.

Physicians can be easily overwhelmed by the number of patients they see every day and forget to submit charges, the need for follow-up or data. If you desire software that is intelligent and intuitive and improves workflow, you need to explore HybridChart. It actually gives you more time in your day to spend directly with your patients. Software designed by physicians albeit somewhat unusual, is the type of technology that works because physicians understand physicians.

However bad or inept the software being used is, this increase in technology utilization means more data to gather and analyze. Solutions created by physicians for physicians is a better way to get more time back in your day and in turn, decrease the plague of physician burnout. Find out more about HybridChart at:


VP of Clinical Operations and Client Success HybridChart, Inc.
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Stacey Schaefer is Vice President Clinical Operations for HybridChart. She has spent the last twenty-five years in Healthcare executive leadership, clinic/hospital administration and physician recruiting/relations/retention. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.