The Atlantic, June 7, 2012
What remains to be addressed is how the total adoption of EHRs in medical practice will impact patients. As a practicing primary care doctor, I feel I am slowly being pulled into the apostate camp. Our apostasy is not about EHRs; that game is all but over. Rather, there's a pervasive sense that our use of technology has become a wedge between doctors and just about everyone else: Nurses. Other doctors. Worst of all, our patients. Further, doctors and nurses are now tethered to computer appliances. However, the technology inhibits doctors and nurses from actually talking to one another.