Will An EMR Provide Better Patient Care?

Posted on October 4, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

This week when I was at the AAFP conference in Denver, I had a doctor say “Will an EMR system help me to provide better patient care than my current paper charts?”

I’ll save his personal feeling and my thoughts on the question for a follow up post later this week. For now, I’ll leave it open for discussion in the comments. I think this will be a lively comment section. I’ll preview my answer by saying that I think the question is partially framed the wrong way.

What do you think?