In the New England Journal of Medicine: Letting the Air out of EHRs

Mandl and Kohane in the New England Journal of Medicine: Escaping the EHR Trap — The Future of Health IT. It is a widely accepted myth that medicine requires complex, highly specialized information technology (IT) systems. This myth continues to justify soaring IT costs, burdensome physician workloads, and stagnation in innovation — while doctors become increasingly bound to documentation and communication products that are functionally decades behind those they use in their “civilian” life.