Electronic Medical Records[EMR ] is both a curse and a boon . It was introduced to be an important arm in Accountable care to provide evidence based quality care . It was supposed to help to tide over insurmountable cost of health care . EMR helps with a better connectivity between various physicians , specialists and other medical support systems so that every body is on the same page and there is no wastage of resources .
But we still do not see the light at the end of tunnel as there is a big piece missing in the puzzle , Tort reforms
This makes physician practice defensive medicine and put endless burden on health system.
Some thing similar crossed my mind as we all helplessly saw innocent human slaughter , last week , in Orlando by a disturbed man . We again get confounded by the logic of such acts . During the media reporting ,it resurfaced again and again , there were many clues and many chances that concerned authorities could have picked up and could have avoided this massacre
The time is running out . Grass root intelligence need to buck up their act .Social media should take voluntary responsibility for sharing and processing information As fellow human beings , we all owe it to ourselves to do every thing possible to put a stop to these heart wrenching events .
But as I said , there is missing piece in this puzzle too – I don’t have to spell it out