A short jaunt over to the EMR and HIPPA weblog led me to an interesting article in Time written by Scott Haig, MD. While Dr. Haig touches on a couple of positive features of electronic medical records (EMRs), he like many physicians, focuses on the negatives. He concludes that “Doctors and patients live in a world of painful, pressing questions. The great physicians I’ve known seek answers through personal commitment to each patient and judgment born of practical experience â€” neither of which I have found in a machine.” I think he is missing the point of an EMR.
The article below appeared in the March 2012 edition of Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient SafetyÂ – yes,Â that’s a real journal. I couldn’t make this stuff up – Anyway, there’s nothing new here, we all know that ADEs are expensive. How expensive? Well, the bottom line is thatÂ “ADEs were associated with an increased adjusted … Read more