Medical Definition: “QWERTYITIS”

“QWERTYITIS”  – what a patient suffers from when their doctor spends more time looking at the computer screen than at the patient, and performs the entire physical exam on the keyboard.  It is a severe side effect of the Electronic Medical Record.  See chapter 15, page 142 of ASSUME THE PHYSICIAN

Consider reading this entertaining commentary, from the Free Lance Star.  The cartoon was drawn by Dr. Steven Mussey.



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