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Cross Post – Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places when we believe they hit the mark on an issue. Today’s post highlights a report produced by Fortune Magazine and Kaiser Family Foundation. The report examines how, “the U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make healthcare better, safer and cheaper. Yet, ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess.”

For neurosurgeons across the country, addressing issues related to EHRs is a big priority to ensure our patients get the best care possible and that the burdensome nature of EHRs do not lead to a deterioration in the core of our healing profession.

To read the full report, click here.

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