Skin in the game for electronic records

Charlie Baker argues that the physicians need to have some financial stake in EHRs in order to be successful:

I’m all for more EMRs, but I continue to believe that EMRs will only work if they’re paid for – at least in part – by the people who use them. If the technology’s free, it won’t get treated with the proper level of diligence and respect that it needs to be successful.

I disagree. There is already a low adoption rate, due to the capital costs physicians must make to go electronic. Removing this barrier is one way to push some reluctant doctors over the hump.

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