“It is incredibly disruptive for physicians and nurses to make use of a new electronic health record. The current generation of electronic health records are not very usable. They are not well designed to increase our efficiency and to make our work easier—but rather, they slow us down.” —Steven J. Stack, MD, president of the American Medical Association, in a May 2016 article in The Boston Globe.

Technology holds the key to improved patient outcomes, reduced costs and the success of the shift to a value-based payment environment. Unfortunately, the journey has become painful for many clinicians as they grapple with new electronic health records systems.

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