Digital Records vs. Paper Records, and Other Links

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  1. JD says:

    “Nearly half of all physicians in America still rely on paper records for most patient care.”

    Seems like electronic health records are the way to go, although, the privacy concerns are valid.

    • JD says:

      “It’s going to take a lot of time, it’s going to decrease productivity,” he says. “And it’s going to be very expensive. So, it means kind of three strikes against it and not as many strikes for it.”

      This is very important. While EHR’s are the future, right now they aren’t cost effective for many practices. The paper system works fine. Once the benefits of EHR’s become more accessible practices will transition on their own. The subsidy is just wasted money.

    • Randall says:

      I am guessing that lots of those physicians are older and are more comfortable with paper records.

      • JD says:

        Right, forcing (or incentivizing them before they are ready) to transition could have adverse effects on their service ability.

  2. JD says:

    “Gallows humor: There are two kinds of private practices left in America. Those sold to hospitals and those that are about to be sold.”

    Not good, the monopolization of health care continues.

  3. Tomas says:

    “Can you develop post-Lyme disease symptoms without ever getting Lyme’s disease or is this an urban myth?”

    I agree with some points made in this article, especially the importance of relying on evidence. However, there is also evidence that doctors don’t really understand the extend of lyme disease based on the science and don’t know what people have when illustrating chronic lime-disease-related symptoms.

  4. Sammy says:

    “House Republicans have voted to repeal ObamaCare 3 times, not 40.”

    Happens all the time in politics.

  5. August says:

    This was signed into law as part of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011

    “The measure repealed the free choice voucher program and reduced funding for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) by $2.2 billion . It also barred increasing Internal Revenue Service funding to hire additional agents to enforce the health law’s individual mandate”

    Chip away at foundations and then wonder why it falls over.