What might be interesting is to take a bunch of millennial doctors and make them work for a month with clip boards, fax machines, mailed letters and emulsion films on view boxes. Then we could write a story about the joy and efficiency of manilla folder medicine.
I suspect it would put things in perspective.
We fancy ourselves as victims of our technology. But while EHRs have a long way to go, it’s a longer way back to paper.
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