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Electronic Medical Records Save 80-Billion-Dollars, LOL!

November 1st, 2012 By Steven Knope, MD

Almost 4 years ago, the government announced it would require doctors and hospitals who accept Medicare to implement electronic medical records (EMRs). At the time, I posted a blog about the pitfalls of this decision. I said that EMRs would not save money, and that the quality of medical care would suffer. I explained that in a recently published editorial in the WSJ, two Harvard Medical School professors had mirrored my opinion. These doctors stated, for the record, that they had voted for Mr.… Read the rest