EMR Acceptance is Slow, Despite Federal Push

On the popular site Technorati, Patrick Malone discusses the “Slow Evolution” of EMR in a recent article. He writes:

“Despite a vigorous campaign by the federal government and some large health-care providers to move the nation’s patient records from the Jurassic Age of paper to the Electronic Age of digital communication, most physicians and clinics have been slow to embrace the transfer.”

Among the impediments to EMR acceptance among doctors, he cites patient privacy concerns and lack of uniformity between medical record systems.

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