Connected Health: Cheap and easy tools should come before EMRs

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Close to 50% of physicians are age 50 or older, and don’t have enough years left in practice to amortize the cost.  My brother (a psychiatrist in a small private practice, medical director of a clinic, and yes, over 50) calls EMR implementation “The Physicians’ Retirement Act.”  — Donna Cusano

Transparency statement:  Donna Cusano will be attending the Connected Health Symposium October 21-22.


  1. Trevor Cradduck

    EMRs in the doctors’ office
    This barrier to uptake has been recognized by several provinces in Canada. Alberta and now British Columbia have provided financial incentives for family practice physicians to adopt EMR technology. The latest funding round of the Canada Health Infoway is also aimed at trying to solve this problem.