As soft as it gets

Investor’s Business Daily has an article about the benefits of electronic medical records (EMRs). (In A Digital World, Doctors Continue Their Paper Chase). Cerner president Trace Devanny and Forrester analyst Eric Brown are the key sources for the article’s description of the various potential benefits of EMRs.

But when it comes to cost savings, here’s all the article has to say:

A recent survey by Accenture shows that 75% of Americans believe electronic medical records will save money.

Hmm. I don’t think that will be enough to convince the accountants.

August 8, 2005

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