Garbage In, Garbage Out

February 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Feb2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p8
The article emphasizes the resistance of some physicians to electronic health records (EHR) systems in the U.S. in 2010. It states the uncertainty of most doctors on the capability of EHR to deliver value for their commitment to use such system. It was noted that a fund of 20 billion dollars is being invested by the federal government on information technology for the healthcare sector. The author stresses the need for physicians to find ways to influence communities and hospitals to adopt EHR.


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