So let me get this straight…a doctor using a computer in a doctor’s office doesn’t significantly influence how their patients live their lives?? It’s absurd that someone would even think that somehow a doctor using a computer encourages people to change their lifestyle and take their health more seriously.
Hey Obama…did you just waste the $20B you’ve appropriated toward giving doctors EMRs? Or was that more of a handout to an industry that designs crap that looks like this:
A study published online yesterday in the Archives of Internal Medicine looked at data from outpatient medical visits at nonfederal offices and hospitals between 2005 and 2007 to see how electronic health records correlated with 20 quality indicators. The findings are pretty stark: there was “no consistent association between” better quality of care and electronic medical records or a specific IT tool, clinical decision support.