Matthew Schmidgall

Fragmented EHRs

Out of the many fears that I have as I transition from residency to becoming an attending is related to communication, specifically regarding electronic records and communication. As a family physician working in primary care, I frequently must juggle racing against the clock and trying to figure out what happened to the patient in front of me outside of my care. Often, I see a patient that is new to my clinic for whom I have no records and have no ability to quickly access their records, as their previous charts are stored in a electronic health record system for which I do not have access. All to often I see patients being managed by multiple specialists, or who was recently hospitalized, for whom I have no records. Sometimes, despite my clinic’s efforts to obtain these records, we never receive anything. For new patients, this potentially can lead to harms… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.