Wednesday, March 26, 2014

James Fallows - The Atlantic - "The Use and Misuse of Information Technology in Health Care"

James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, wrote "The Use and Misuse of Information Technology in Health Care: Several Doctors Reply" at

It includes several physician responses to an interview with health IT hyper-enthusiast David Blumenthal, former ONC director, at

It would be a poor use of your time for me to add commentary.  Simply read the pieces at the links above.

The doctors' responses piece speaks for itself.

(Actually. I will add commentary:  the sum total of all my posts on health IT here at HC Renewal blog dating to 2004, and all my writing at my site at dating to 1998.)

-- SS


Anonymous said...

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones, as they say.

@david_blumenthal should disclose the details of his malpractice suit at Harvard and the role that his EHR played in it, if any.

InformaticsMD said...

Anonymous March 26, 2014 at 5:24:00 PM EDT:

I have no knowledge of such an event, but if such a suit involved health IT, that would be an interesting issue.

-- SS