I have a theory about the reason healthcare IT is so far behind many other industries. My theory on slow EHR adoption is that the tech savvy doctors have been stuck in school for so long and then stuck at the bottom of the totem poles in places where they can’t demand the use of an EHR.
My prediction is that a wave of technology savvy graduates will be the true change that will cause mass EHR adoption. As they become leaders in practices, they won’t stand for working in a paper chart deciphering illegible handwriting.
I believe this is the real hope for broad adoption of EHR software.
P.S. Seems fitting that I right about the real hope for EHR adoption on this the MLK holiday. Talk about a man who knew about real hope.