Thursday, August 20, 2009

Should E-Health Records Be A Job Perk?

Should E-Health Records Be A Job Perk?

As corporate America struggles with escalating health care premiums, why would EMR/EHR be considered a Perk?  It would seem to be an obvious cost-efficiency effort, much like that of migrating employees away from hard paychecks to Direct Deposit, and web-based Pay Stubs and W2s.

That is just on the Expense-side of the equation.  Consider the value of patients actually having digital heath records at their finger-tips?  Gone should be the days of sitting on hold with your doctors’ office trying to get someone to fax you a copy of your own Blood Test which you paid for.  We certainly would want EMR/EHR to progress due to efficiency-sake and not to be inhibited due to Medical-Provider competitiveness, do we?

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