Health Information Technology Basics (California Nurses Association)

Health Information Technology Basics (California Nurses Association) – Cautionary, and interesting take on Electronic Health Records, from the California Nurses Association: "RNs have to work collectively to control health information technology rather than trying to fix it. It’s important to recognize that tinkering can’t fix HIT because its primary purpose is to mechanize, or routinize, patient care. It’s designed to quantify the unquantifiable, to replace the patient with an imaginary statistical norm. High-quality healthcare can’t be mechanized because it depends on people—on patients and caregivers—and people are infinitely more complex and capable than computers can ever be."

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Ted Eytan, MD
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