Hsieh Forbes column: "How Government Policies Created The Current Disaster Of Electronic Health Records"

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Paul Hsieh

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Mar 31, 2019, 11:23:49 PM3/31/19
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My latest Forbes column is now out:

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Some key take-home points include.

* The federal government played a major role of foisting EHRs on doctors.
* Many features of the EHRs were not driven by the needs of practicing physicians, but by bureaucrats and government officials not involved in direct patient care.
* Practicing physicians find these EHR systems burdensome.
* EHRs contribute significantly to physician burnout.
* The problems with EHRs are not inherent in the technology, but rather due to government policies. 

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