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Angry & Honest MD

October 10, 2008
by vciotti
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Wonderful posting in Modern Healthcare today from Dr. Mark Scioli from Lubbock Texas, who  has just converted to his second ambulatory EMR at his 6-man orthopedic group. If you have been following my recent posts about rare honesty on the non-ROI of EMRs and CPOE, you'll love this: " Both (EMRs) are nothing special, don't save time, don't save money, don't save paper, are not safer for patients. Â

My God, who are the idiots who have convinced our legislators that these systems will somehow save money? Improve patient safety? Hogwash! Try to update a longstanding patient's profile in your computer ... see how long it takes you, how slowed down your office will be. Â

Where are the efficiencies? For $250,000, I could have hired more staff, funded my pension and taken a hell of a vacation. Somebody please stop this misinformation."

God bless Dr. Scioli, and let's hope more honest reporters will continue to give the other side of our EMR/CPOE feeding frenzy!

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