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Electronic Health Records Mandate

Krauthammer Follow Up:

Hospital physicians will tell you endless tales about the wastefulness of the data collection and how the lack of interoperability defeats the very purpose of data sharing.

via Electronic Health Records Mandate — Doctors Are Being Needlessly Demoralized | National Review Online.

This is a follow up article to this from last week. Krauthammer answers misguided critics and further explains. The bottom line conclusion remains the same:

The EHR as mandated by the federal government was designed by bureaucrats not practitioners. As a result it does not serve the best interest of the physician or the patient.

Medical professionals are becoming corporate drones or government employees. Neither option will attract the best and the brightest to choose medicine and dentistry as a future profession.

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