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June 22, 2016

Linuxmednews

Dysfunction and Sabotage: Why Large Hospital EHR Costs So Much

Years ago I read the cannon of the classic medical book "House of God" by Samuel Shem which reads: "...the House of God was sad and sick and cynical...like all our doings in the House..." At first, before I had worked in an actual hospital I thought the book itself was sick and cynical. After working in an actual hospital I re-read the book. I then found it hilarious for its uncomfortable truths, and did not think it was sick or cynical enough. Therein likes the crux of the matter with regard to very expensive large hospital EHR's.

June 22, 2016 04:30 AM