Regarding the recent article “Meaningful use of EHRs by doctors fell in 2014” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), it is astounding that the CMS would expect Medicare patients, who often have five or more physicians, to log in with each of their doctors on different websites with different passwords. Such a feat would be challenging even for millennials. If you were in an integrated system and there would be one sign-on, this would be far more doable. The goal of patient access is laudable, but until the security and technologies to easily access portals have improved, goals must be tempered with reality.
Dr. David ShulanBoynton Beach, Fla.