The electronic medical record (EMR) is a scam.
EMR is the most expansive and expensive scam foisted on the public by the federal government.
And the EMR scam is funded by billions of our taxpayer dollars. Those who have read my previous posts on EMR will understand.
A recent New York Times piece restates my concerns with the EMR and highlights safety issues of the EMR.
As I have stated, there is no solid evidence of patient benefit from use of an EMR. Security and privacy issues are worrisome. The EMR destroys the patient narrative and disrupts the physician-patient relationship. Humans do not speak “template”. As psychiatrist Dr. Scott Monteith has stated, “it really affects how we think”.
Read the comments of health information technology expert Dr. Scot Silverstein to learn more.
It is time for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the federal government to call a halt to further implementation of this costly, inefficient and potentially dangerous intervention.
Dan Weiss MD CDE FACP PNS CPI