EMR exuberance

EMRs are being promoted as the Holy Grail. But, no one is willing to put money where their mouth is. Another example of sticking it to physicians:

Also, one wonders, say, why airline pilots are not forced to purchase, out of their own pockets, computers in their cockpits designed to prevent pilot error or collisions, but that in testing actually often doesn’t work, or just makes piloting a plane harder without strongly proven benefits.

Oh, wait … pilots could just refuse to fly until the systems worked!

Oh, wait … pilots can just go to their union steward and complain, and then the union can call a strike and shut down the airlines!

Oh, wait … pilots can just leave and go fly cargo planes in the Caribbean!

But to doctors, the government can make an “offer they can’t refuse” with impunity.

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