Stuart Lewis, MD
Corresponding Author: Stuart Lewis, MD, New York University School of Medicine, 594 Broadway, Suite 310, New York, NY 10012; e-mail, email@example.com.
Lewis S. Brave New EMR. Ann Intern Med. 2011;154:368-369. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-5-201103010-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2011;154(5):368-369.
Last year, prompted by my faith in technology and an innovative program funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, I took the great leap forward to a totally electronic medical record. Going “live” is what my project manager at the software company called it. She guided me through thickets of timetable confirmations, equipment inventories, data migration assessments, benchmark checklists, and conference calls requiring 7-digit check-in IDs. She sent me regular e-mails to make sure that everything was in order and never forgot to append to each e-mail an invitation to the National Users' Conference at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Eventually, she passed me to someone else for several days of mind-numbing one-on-one training and then to another manager whom I thought was named Sam, but I quickly learned that this was only an abbreviation of his title. As a solo practitioner, it was my initiation into how corporations manage projects and people.
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