Daylight Savings Time EMR Impact, Blue Button, and 4000 clicks/shift

Posted on November 3, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.


Fall daylight savings is always a pain. Systems don’t like having something happen an hour later, but at the same time as something that happened an hour previous.


I’d love to hear what other people think of Blue Button. Do you think it’s great?


This stat really stood out to me. 4000 clicks/shift. That’s interesting to consider. Although, I wonder how many clicks I do every day of my job as well. I’ve always talked about how the number of clicks doesn’t matter as much as which clicks they are and how the software responds when you click. See my EMR to Piano Player analogy for more on that view.