The Atlantic, January 18, 2013
Electronic medical records are not working like they should—or could—according to a new analysis in Health Affairs that revisited previous predictions for the EMR revolution and found disappointing results, in terms of efficiency,saved costs, and patient care. The practical concerns pointed out by the study include ease of use and ability to share information across systems. But another important metric—the corollary to questions like Would You Want to See Everything Your Doctor Writes About You?"—is, What would you, the patient, do with that information provided you were granted access?