Thanks to @westr for pointing us to this article about the costs and unpopularity of EHRs. Bob writes: “Good idea, gone sour? It’s what happens when you put the cart (billing) before the horse (patient care). Here’s a novel idea: make sure patients comprise the majority on the boards of all U.S. hospitals and health care systems.”
The article reports that Brigham and Women’s Hospital had its first shortfall in 15 years. The $50M deficit is largely tied to its implementation of Epic, after expecting more than a $120M surplus.
How has EHR implementation affected your healthcare system?
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