A man I really respect in regards to EMR discussions made an off hand comment at EMRUpdate (sorry I don’t have the direct link) that the reason doctors don’t want to implement EHR is because they don’t want to be secretaries. I think he framed it with the question, does a CEO want to be a secretary? Essentially, he suggested that EHR make doctors into secretaries.
I’m interested to know what readers think of this concept. Does EHR implementation turn a doctor into a “secretary?” Certainly, if this is true then it would be a major reason why doctor’s aren’t adopting EHR. Thoughts?