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Re: [Health-dev] Touch typing for doctors?

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: Re: [Health-dev] Touch typing for doctors?
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:45:00 -0300
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Dear Kaushik
On 07/08/2013 05:57, Kaushik wrote:
> Dear all,
>        A couple of doctors who are quite elderly have raised
> reservations and felt they will struggle to type and look at the patient.
> How has the experience of the doctors been in other hospitals?  Do the
> older ones go through training so that can type while engaging the
> patient?.
That's a very good point. So far we haven't face that issue, or at least
it has not been reported, but I do believe it's an important factor and
health professionals should be trained in how to use the system, and how
to conduct or review a patient interview using GNU Health (or any other
electronic system)

> I am just wondering if learning touch typing is important for doctors
> and we should stress this at the start of GNU Health migration.
I believe that touch typing in particular is not as important. It's a
plus if the health professional types fast, but is not that important.

Properly used, the electronic note taking process should be as fast or
even faster than the traditional writing on paper. Definitely better to
review and to integrate the information (most doctor's handwriting is
encrypted :-) ).

> Kaushik

Luis Falcon

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