Can EMRs cure healthcare? (Wall Street Journal musings)

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EMRs, or as the Wall Street Journal terms them, digital medical records (yes, more terminology)…great in theory, problematic in practice, according to Jacob Goldstein’s sample of physicians and administrators.  When you get down to the patient care level, it seems that current programs are designed to be better at billing than entering patient information, reading patient notes quickly, flagging drug interactions etc.  They are also not necessarily interoperable, and some are getting a little long in tooth.  Advice:  test multiple systems with users, and go slow.  Article.