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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

its about time


today i am very excited
as i get to be the first patient at the clinic where i worked
as they introduce their new computer system

when i made my appointment for my six month followup
i said i want to be the first patient on the new system
in your office

implementing a new system is no small endeavor
especially in a group of 300+ doctors and 20+ clinics
it has taken months of preparation and a lot i mean a lot
of expense to get this system up and going

in the long run we will all benefit patients doctors and employees

the future of medicine brought on by the affordable care act
obamacare or whatever you call it and even without this
market forces and the future of medicine makes it very
difficult to operate without a full computer system

i almost got to use a new system before i left but it got delayed
for three years
whoa a lot happened to me in those three years

before i left i had figured out a way to almost make myself
totally computerized
i hardly ever wrote in the chart but instead used  microsoft word
to do all my clinic notes
we already had a pharmacy program for prescriptions
and could easily access xrays and lab work
so i was 70% lets say
thats not like a full system
the old way is inefficient

on a much smaller scale its like the difference between using your checkbook
to pay bills and using a electronic system to receive and pay
your bills

when i go for my neurology appointments at ut southwestern
they have the same full system that this clinic will put in
and every time i go up i quiz everybody along the line on how theirs work

i know they wonder why does that guy ask so many questions

i like the system since so much of my interactions with them can be
done online like prescription refills questions for the doctor lab and
xray results appointments etc
you know you dont get put on hold and have to listen to that menu
and have to wait for someone to pick up the line when the call is
no waiting for a phone call
it just pops up on your computer
welcome to the 21st century today
ill be there on time

the organicgreen doctor

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