Electronic health records becoming mandatory for recruitment

April 9, 2010

The physician leader of a growing ob-gyn practice reported that electronic health records have become a mandatory recruiting tool to land physicians out of residency.

The physician leader of a growing Richmond, Virginia, ob-gyn practice reported that electronic health records have become a mandatory recruiting tool to land physicians out of residency, according to an educational session at the 2010 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's conference last month.

Kathryn Kern Stout, MD, managing partner at Virginia Women's Center, revealed that the prospective physicians she interviews will only consider an office with an implemented EHR system.

"I don't know if they just don't want to go through the adoption process, but they are demanding it," Stout says.

"Without workflow redesign, all you have is a fancy robot to move your paper charts," she says.

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