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I am 60-yr old gastroenterologist (GI) practicing in Fresno,

I am 60-yr old gastroenterologist (GI) practicing in Fresno, CA. The hospital has electronic medical record called Cerner. It has contracted most of the gastroenterologists to take ER calls and have agreed to pay $1,400 per night as long as they meet their expectations which I found unacceptable to me, so I have not chosen to take their bait of $1,400.A new program called Provation is installed by the hospital for endoscopy reports which have been created by GIs like me for last several years in Cerner. The reports I have been generating are in 12 font size and nicely formatted for me to communicate to my referring physicians. They have all the key elements which should be included in endoscopy reports as per the national guidelines. But the coding and extraction of the data have to be done by the hospital as per the setting for all these years. Now, with the new Provation program that burden is being shifted to us. Provation generates a very lengthy report which I do not think any referring physician is going to read. It has very small fonts and a lot fluff. The main thing it does do is that it does the coding and data entry which have been done by hospitals all this time. It takes up time which I usually spend with the patient and the family after the procedure. It also puts stress on me to avoid errors in this templated and very lengthy report and does not allow me to relax sufficiently for the next case.Now the hospital is demanding that I only use Provation for the endoscopy report. This is when the older method of generating reports in Cerner is still available and I continue to use it to meet the national standards. I had a talk with the administrative person and she agreed that the real issue is that the hospital is having personnel expense (which they have had all this time) with my reports. All my colleagues who take the money from the hospital have agreed to comply with the hospital's demand about using Provation as the exclusive way of reporting endoscopy findings.I feel that using Provation is not in the interest of my patients, referring physicians and for me. I feel that my freedom of expression is being violated. As a professional, I must be allowed express my findings in a manner that meets the standards and I am most comfortable with.I would like to know if I am in a legally sound position to continue to use the older reporting method which is still acceptable to the medical records at the hospital and not yielding to the bullying efforts by my colleagues being paid by the hospital. I must point out that this software Provation is available at almost all the facilities in our area, but no other facility has made it mandatory and kept it optional for the providers to use it if they want to.

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