In response to Matthew DoBias' "Most patients want docs to use EHRs, e-Rx: study":
I am in the business of supplying images to electronic health records and understand how vital to the patient's health such files are. Evidently the patients have gotten the word and agree.
Now the task is to find a way to get our best in the world physicians who manage care a method that amplifies their considerable talents rather than making them data-entry clerks (and having them pay for the privilege). But since most physicians are closet techies and we temporarily have the best information technology and embedded software designers on the planet, you know we are going to make this happen. And sooner rather than later.
The only way that momentum can slow down is that the current red-hot political arena that has targeted some nebulous failed healthcare as a talking point. Some of the candidates have a solution of A. Dont pay. B. Open the door to punishing legal/financial penalties. And C.) Force our providers to do what a politician wants.
Tom MarinerVice presidentSoftware and IPQuantum Medical ImagingRonkonkoma, N.Y. To submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.