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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Ddubya32 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:24 AM
I agree with you 100 % as far as keeping the Feds totally out of it. I was just defending the benefits of EMR. As far as you MD spending more time looking at the computer than interacting with you I would say that as clinicians adjust to EMR they are going to be aware of this and the impression it gives the patient. They are going to have to strike a balance. The pt also need to remember that the computer screen is now simply taking the place of the MD glancing at the old paper chart. It is definitely not perfect yet but I think it will be better as we go.

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,...