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Making it easier to remember doctors' orders
By Sally Herships
From Marketplace on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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When it comes to video-taping doctor patient meetings doctors may have another concern as well: more work.

“If there’s video, is that just one more thing that they have to keep on top of," asked Debbie Harrison, assistant director or public policy at the National Business Group on Health. "Does this system lay on top of the current system, or does it replace the current system?"

Harrison, who also practices health care law, said what many doctors may wonder about such a system is not how likely it is to cause a malpractice suit, but instead the logistical details and costs — “How do I log this? How do I go back and look at it? Do I have to hire a transcriptionist if someone else is supposed to be able to scan the notes later?”