EMRs Archive

Healthcare IT: Have we now reached a critical mass?

One of the topics I’ve written most about on this blog has been our woes with inefficient and cumbersome electronic medical records (EMRs). I started writing about this subject at least three years ago, because it’s one of the issues I feel most passionate ...Read More

What has become of these marvelous doctors?

One of the topics that I write most about on this blog is the interaction of healthcare information technology with frontline clinical medicine, which I believe to be among the most critical issues facing the practice of medicine at the moment. With statistics now ...Read More

How to be more like that “old school physician”

The term “old school” in many facets of life has negative connotations. We live in a modern, technologically advanced and fast-paced world—and there’s no room for certain people who appear to hold us back. Last year I wrote an article about an experience I ...Read More

How healthcare IT can produce lower quality robotic records

Despite the well-known rollout problems for hospitals and clinics across the nation, there are many palpable and welcome advantages to using Electronic Health Records. Chief among these are the ability to access the chart from anywhere, rapidly search for information needed, and reducing the ...Read More