Health IT needs to fade into the background. It needs to become part of the fabric of the office rather than the focal point, and then the interaction will change
- Using the tools to allow the clinician to focus on the patient not the technology
- Human beings deal in narrative and stories, patients want to tell their story and clinicians need the richness of the narrative to help guide medical decision making
- Remove the Physical Barriers to the clinicians patient interaction
- Healthcare is not the focus - the patient is
The key to our future and to the successful use of health IT will be turning the focus back on patient and the physician.