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The Trouble with EHRs



Although electronic health records are known to reduce healthcare costs, concerns about accuracy and usability—and the risk of EHR-caused medical errors—are growing.



4 comments on "The Trouble with EHRs"
fam med doc (1/21/2014 at 7:34 PM)

where is the evidence that EHR improves healthcare? what is clear is that 1) EHR transfers hard earned money to tech companies 2) wastes doctors time when more pts could be seen using paper charts and voice dictation 3) makes it easier for govt and law authorities to audit you 4) reduces profitability
Bil (1/17/2014 at 10:54 AM)

Altho this article is primarily hospital and acute care-oriented, is it time to consider proactive, previsit, medical record submissions by the patient to the provider(s), so that there visits could be more efficiently conducted?
Krishna (1/16/2014 at 8:21 PM)

I was just wondering:' where is the evidence that EHRs reduce costs? And why have these products been allowed to run the care of patients sans oversight? To where should I report the hundreds of errors that have accumulated over the past five years? Please publish your response for all to see.
Frank Poggio (1/14/2014 at 11:42 AM)

Yes the trouble is all the 'moving parts' in a medical record, but also all the moving components and hand-offs in the delivery of care that no EHR today addresses. For a specific example go to: http://www.kelzongroup.com/20billion.html Frank Poggio The Kelzon Group