Docs Express Frustration With Electronic Health Records
And some worry that a slate of new Web domain addresses could trick consumers into taking medical advice from and getting scammed by those without the proper credentials.
Georgia Health News: Doctors: EHRs A Good Idea That Needs Improvement
Earlier this month, the American Medical Association gave official voice to physician frustration with computerized records. It called for improvements to EHR systems to benefit caregivers and patients. “Physician experiences ... demonstrate that most electronic health record systems fail to support efficient and effective clinical work,” AMA President-elect Dr. Steven J. Stack said in a statement. “This has resulted in physicians feeling increasingly demoralized by technology that interferes with their ability to provide first-rate medical care to their patients (Miller, 9/26).”
NPR: Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?
A new slew of web domains is coming down the pike, like ".health," ".doctor," and ".clinic." They're not required to have any medical credentials. That's deeply worrying to some public health advocates. "When [consumers] see .edu, they consider it an educational institution," says Tim Mackey, director of the Global Health Policy Institute at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He worries that a consumer reading diet.health, for example, will follow its dietary recommendations, without knowing their validity (Bruzek, 9/26).