What if #ProjectedEHR could be extended beyond the limits I have exercised? The doctor developed EHR I use is very visually palatable to the patient and very easy to use for a computer challenged doc. Multiple surveys of physicians highly rate my EHR consistently, especially ease of use. I think it would be interesting to see the results of a study using this EHR in two groups, one visually sharing with the patient and the other not. There is not a study doing this that I know of. Visually incorporating the EHR has had a phenomenally positive impact in my ability to teach at the point of care.
Also, I would be interested comparing the EHR I use versus other EHR’s mirrored to a large screen and interacting at the point of care with patients. Does an EHR that projects well, easy to understand and simple to use by the physician make a difference?
In my humble opinion, this will be and needs to be the next area of exploration with patient engagement. Based on my limited experience of 9 months using #ProjectedEHR in a busy office, I would not even think of doing away with the TV in each exam room anymore than I would want to be shackled or muted.