Healthcare IT Dangers

2/2/2015, ONC on healthcare IT and patient rights: These systems “have to be rolled out to know where the problems lie”

The threat of Medicare penalties is indeed “the only incentive” (doctors) have to make “it” happen, because the technology is not helping them, and is making their work harder and more risk- and liability-prone. But don’t take that from just me:

… A group of 37 medical societies led by the American Medical Association sent a letter to Health and Human Services last month saying the certification program is headed in the wrong direction, and that today’s electronic records systems are cumbersome, decrease efficiency and, most importantly, can present safety problems for patients.

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