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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Ann Anon Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:14 AM
Believe me, when I first started as a nurse in 1964 I came home everyday tired to the bone from taking care of patients. By the time it was over in 2007 I could not believe how litle time I had with patients and how much time I was sitting on my *** and writing then typing the info into computers and keeping the unsecured written record until we were sure the computer records were successfully downloaded at midnight. How many times we had to have nurses-note-parties to re-write (make up) electronic records that were in full or partially deleted by trolls. It had become a great job for people who don't like sick people or any people and like turning their back to the patient while "collecting data" for entry into the computer. Arghhhh.
Whitebeard Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:35 AM
Ann: Thank you for your many years of service as a nurse...and for this excellent post.

Here's more evidence that government "cures" are inevitably worse than the "diseases" they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records "incentive" program. Like most of President Obama's health care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust.

Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The job-killing and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun.

The program was originally sold as a cost-saving measure. In theory, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, and many private health care providers have already made the change. But as with many government "incentive" programs,...