The Tragedy of the Electronic Health Record by Steve Mussey MD

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A great article appeared in the magazine “The Pharos,” the journal of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

“The Tragedy of the electronic health record,” is the title.

The cover of the magazine can be seen above and the picture nicely sums up the article.

It is worth reading and can be found here

Our various medical and professional societies have failed us miserably.

Electronic Health Records have delivered only disaster. Our various medical societies have done nothing but cheer the destruction of medical practice.

AOA is prestigious, but not known for complaining about the system. In fact, this publication is usually painfully bland.

This is the first time in 30 years this magazine made me pause and say, “It’s about time!”

The electronic health record is, indeed, a tragedy.

The obvious question: “Where was everyone when this was getting implemented?”

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