EHRs can advance good medicine: if doctors are aware of the risks
Historically, the doctor-patient relationship has been at the heart of medical practice, with administrative tasks and record-keeping at the border.
Today, that critical balance is at risk. Nearly all hospitals and 80 percent of medical practices use electronic health records (EHRs), presumably to help improve access to health information and increase productivity. The problem is that none of these digital tools were designed specifically to advance the practice of good medicine.