“Disappointing” and “tragedy” are some of the descriptives everyday doctors are using to describe the expanding use of electronic medical records, according to The Dose blog on the Indianapolis Business Journal website.
“Digitizing medical records was supposed to transform health care — improving the quality of care and the service provided to patients while helping cut out unnecessary costs,” writes J.K. Wall. “Perhaps they still will. But lately, electronic medical record systems are getting nothing but votes of no-confidence from physicians, hospitals, insurers and IT experts.”
Wall interviews a number of medical experts who have previously pushed for electronic records and who are now expressing concern that the systems mainly just waste physicians’ valuable time.
The tragedy of electronic medical records (IBJ Blogs, The Dose, October 23, 2014)