I wholeheartedly agree with your statement “Right or wrong, what sensible business owner (a.k.a. practicing physician) would not take federal money to build or grow their practice?”. Unfortunately, most full-blown EMRs are not the right fit for a physician practice. This, in addition to the lack of interoperability among systems leaves doctors scratching their heads about what to do. It begs the question – where is the best place to spend gov’t dollars for health IT?…
Thanks for the comment. I agree, the biggest obstacle to wide-spread EMR adoption has been the ROI model for practicing physicians. Those of us who work for major institutions sometimes forget what it is like to for the practicing physician/entrepreneur.
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