Angry & Honest MD

June 24, 2011
Wonderful posting in Modern Healthcare today from Dr. Mark Scioli from Lubbock Texas, who  has just converted to his second ambulatory EMR at his

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.  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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