Every doc has to use an EMR/EHR but what if the one you bought really sucked? Well, that issue is being tested in court according to the American Medical News. Anesthesiologist Robert Joseph, MD, spent $40,000 but claims that the system never worked effectively and failed to meet the federal regulatory requirements promised by Allscripts. Even worse, Allscripts would not provide a refund nor let the practice out of its contract. Now, Dr. Joseph and three other practices are launching a first-of-its-kind, class-action lawsuit against Allscripts. The biggest question is whether this is the tip of the iceberg prompting more lawsuits to come? At least a quarter of docs are dissatisfied with their EMRs especially after paying a lot of money for them so you better believe this is a trend that will continue. In fact, the attorney representing the above doctors said about 50 practices have contacted him about joining the Allscripts suit since it was filed. Ouch.