Random Review 2
There is another related problem that is latent in every template-driven program that is not present in HYELLA. The templates in other systems are subject to discovery and to use against the defending physician. Imagine how pleased a plaintiff’s attorney would be to find that a physician’s entire practice could be reduced to a series of simple statements. Suddenly, the art of medicine is diminished, and the defending physician appears to be a mere technician in the way he practices, forcing all his patients into a single mold. However, since HYELLA is based on the examination of previous patients, these records are not subject to discovery since they are protected by physician-patient confidentiality. While the process by which a physician using HYELLA to enter data is discoverable, that process is little different than what is now done without HYELLA.
While several other systems provide for such things as accurate and legible recording of notes and prescriptions, it is the flexibility and theory behind HYELLA that will, in the long run, provide the best legal protection for the practicing physician.”