The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
Bush in 2005 made it Federal Policy to force all healthcare onto EMRs by 2015. As in so much Barry is just implementing Bush initiatives.
Hospitals still struggle with errors in documentation (factual or in protocol) on paper records. EMR's can help restrict inappropriate abbreviations, for example, but the underlying laziness/ignorance is not addressed.
RN's will check a written order with a colleague using methods rife with confirmation bias. But who thinks the clean typeface of an EMR is going to address the documenting MD's carelessness when selecting a medication from a drop down menu?
CMS has the statistics (I don't). Why not report out hospital performance (quality indicators) and show who has EMR and who does not?
Scandal : Wealthy Obama Donor Behind Epic Ebola Fail http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3212598/posts?page=1