Categories
Health Care Politics Paperless

Are Mandatory Electronic Medical Records Causing Doctor Burnout?

From Forbes:

The concept of electronic medical records is good in theory. But these were never adopted in an organic fashion by physicians and hospitals choosing in a free market which systems to purchase, based on feature sets that helped them and their patients. Rather, they were rammed down doctors’ throats through government carrots-and-sticks. Vendors essentially had a captive audience.

Source: Are Mandatory Electronic Medical Records Causing Doctor Burnout? – Forbes

Sad but true. Not only were the mandated EHRs designed by a committee (always a risky endeavor) they were designed by a committee of special interest groups. The special interests do not include physicians or patients.

One reply on “Are Mandatory Electronic Medical Records Causing Doctor Burnout?”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.