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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Opinion: As hospitals go digital, human stories get left behind



 Blogger's Note: not specific to cancer but relative to EHRs

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  The software is made by Epic Systems, based in Verona, Wis. It is the most widely used electronic health record in America, employed by more than half of large hospitals as well as many outpatient clinics.
But the problem-list format that Epic uses to organize medical information is, in itself, fragmented. The risk of this format, as physician and medical informatics expert Dr. Robert Wachter points out in a blog post, is that we may forget that “patients are more than the sum of their problems.”

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