Medical Scribes To The Rescue

Jason Ruben | Marin Medical Society (MMS) | September 1, 2012

Electronic health records are supposed to revolutionize healthcare. Why now the physician backlash? As a practicing emergency physician I can attest that current EHR systems are so poorly designed that most emergency physicians I know loathe using them.

In the current geopolitical atmosphere, EHR software vendors feel compelled to rush their products to market, regardless of how poorly designed they might be. With healthcare reform and EHR Federal Mandate deadlines looming in the near future, these vendors would be crazy not to.

Will leading EHR systems like Allscripts, Cerner or Epic really revolutionize the healthcare industry? I doubt it. If the deep pockets of Google Health failed, what’s next?