Electronic Health Records: A Physician’s View

Electronic Health Records are not yet ready for widespread utilization. They should only be adopted in the normal course of business on their own merits, not under duress. Their full potential will only be realized when they prove useful to the doctor/patient interaction, not otherwise. They should not be foisted upon an unwilling medical profession and its patients for ulterior motives, before proper testing and proof of safety and reliability. At the moment, they are simply another government power grab; a solution in search of a problem.

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