Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Negative effects of EHR systems on adoption and informatics | EHRintelligence.com

Interesting article on the inability to get much out of EHRs.  They’re vendor centric, not patient or even provider centric systems.

While the architects of federal programs such as meaningful use have pegged EHR and health IT systems as the vehicles for driving changes in healthcare, Marsolo contends that their efforts to increase the adoption of these systems appear to have more significantly benefitted vendors rather than providers. While users of EHR systems must adjust to working electronically and avoid reproducing paper-based approaches to using this technology, they are subject to the vendor’s vision of how these systems work with limit power to effect change. “Without outside pressure from the marketplace, from patients, and from clinicians, however, vendors have no incentive or motivation to change,” argues Marsolo.

Negative effects of EHR systems on adoption and informatics | EHRintelligence.com

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