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.