Will the wave finally break? A brief view of the adoption of electronic medical records in the United States.

@article{Berner2005WillTW,
  title={Will the wave finally break? A brief view of the adoption of electronic medical records in the United States.},
  author={Eta S. Berner and Don E. Detmer and Donald W. Simborg},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={3-7}
}
For over thirty years, there have been predictions that the widespread clinical use of computers was imminent. Yet the "wave" has never broken. In this article, two broad time periods are examined: the 1960's to the 1980's and the 1980's to the present. Technology immaturity, health administrator focus on financial systems, application "unfriendliness," and… CONTINUE READING