For so many years, the business of healthcare was managed pursuant to the handwritten notes of medical professionals. However, the advent of technology and recent legislation has made the adoption of “Electronic Health Records” or “EHRs” mandatory. It is my contention that medical practices adopting EHR programs are simply a “cost of doing business.” So, why are some Doctors sending out letters to their patients asking them to choose an EHR “plan” and pay accordingly? Also, is it fair for Doctors to pass on the cost of adopting Electronic Health Records to their patients when all they are really doing is bringing their medical practices into the 21st Century Age of Technology? This 2-3-minute Video examines these questions from my personal Patient experience.
“The Medical Minute” (“TMM”) is a Continuing Series of Short Videos produced by veteran Crohn’s Disease Patient, Michael A. Weiss, which highlight informative aspects of chronic illness, healthcare and healthcare reform. Mr. Weiss’ TMM Videos can also be found on the following YouTube Channels: The Medical Minute, Health Care Reality and Pro Patient TV.