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Electronic Health Records: An Unfulfilled Promise and a Call to ActionElectronic Health Records: An Unfulfilled Promise and a Call to Action ONLINE FIRST

Susan Hingle, MD
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 6 September 2016.


From SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.

Disclosures: The author has disclosed no conflicts of interest. The form can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-1757.

Requests for Single Reprints: Susan Hingle, MD, SIU School of Medicine, 801 North Rutledge, MC 9628, Springfield, IL 62794-9628; e-mail, shingle@siumed.edu.


Ann Intern Med. Published online 6 September 2016 doi:10.7326/M16-1757
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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Sinsky and colleagues confirm what many practicing physicians have claimed: Electronic health records, in their current state, occupy a lot of physicians' time and draw attention away from their direct interactions with patients and from their personal lives. The editorialist discusses the implications of these observations and calls for changes to the health care system that will redirect physicians' focus from the computer screen to patients.

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Forty features which should be in most EHRs...
Posted on September 5, 2016
Hayward Zwerling, M.D.
Lowell Diabetes & Endocrine Center
Conflict of Interest: None Declared
Forty features which should be in most EHRs:
http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2016/06/09/features-which-should-be-in-most-emrsehrs/
http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2016/06/18/the-black-list-part-ii-features-which-should-be-in-every-ehr-but-for-some-reason-arent/

I also think that one way to improve EHRs is to ensure they contain no errors or bias. I had talked about this previously (http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2015/11/02/a-proposal-to-increase-the-transparency-and-quality-of-electronic-health-records/), and gave a presentation at the IHT2 Conference Nashville (8/12/16) entitled: A Proposal to Increase the Transparency and Quality of Electronic Health Records

A copy of the slide presentation is available here ...
https://www.icloud.com/keynote/0g5mY0SIzdyhy7ys56iILqEEA#IHTT_8/12/16

Hayward Zwerling, M.D., FACP, FACE
HZMD@me.com
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