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EMR conversion doesn't always help physician communication, March 16, 2010

In this posting from the Medical Weblog, internal medicine physician Stuart Sutton cautions about the widespread use of EMRs. "Regardless of the advantages claimed to exist within this Bataan death march of coerced changes in our practices, one subtlety of the paper chart is gone forever; the expectation that your note will be seen by the next physician who writes in the chart," he writes.