Too Much of a Good Thing
I've been reporting these past few weeks on a story slated to appear in our September print issue, "EMR Wars." Yes, we work that far ahead. My story will analyze the prospects of automating the physician office practice, which is the toughest nut to crack in the clinical IT world. Despite all the hoopla, despite all the potential clinical and financial benefits, fewer than one-fourth of physician practices use EMRs to document their care. But as my story will point out, you are now beginning to see EMR implementations in the small group practices that dominate the industry.