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Why EHRs are not (yet) disruptive

According to the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, EHRs aren’t disruptive because they were designed to simply replace paper and users aren’t motivated to change their business model.

Affinity Health Plan Fined $1.3 Million for Photocopier HIPAA Violation

AHP failed to erase the hard drive of a leased photocopier containing PHI of 345,000 patients.

Quality Systems slips on a less-than-stellar initiation at KeyBanc

Analyst’s report suggest that Quality Systems / NextGen and presumably other practice EHR vendors may be losing ground as hospitals acquire physician practices and replace their systems with those of enterprise vendors such as Epic and Cerner. 

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Currently there are "3 comments" on this Article:

  1. EHRs are designed as billing machines rather than care record systems. The patient and the care of the patient has bee woefully neglected. It has nothing to do with paper. It EHRs replaced paper, they would be great. What did CPOE replace, by the way?

  2. Once they are fully installed they will be disruptive, the benefits can’t be realized until everyone is on the grid. This is like criticizing the Internet in 1995







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