“The Freedom of No Meaningful Use Is Bliss”

Today’s short Sunday post comes from Dr. West who blogs over at Happy EMR Doctor. The following comment was made on one of our Meaningful Use Monday posts.

“So glad I’m having nothing to do with the MU program. The freedom is bliss.”

I wonder how many other doctors share Dr. Wests view. Although, more interesting might be EHR users that are jealous of his view. Of course, the interesting thing in all this is that Dr. West is a real fan of EHR software and uses one in his practice. It’s just the government meaningful use requirements that he’s not doing.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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  • I have a Doc who doesn’t want to “mess” with MU.

    I don’t think he’d have any trouble, and it would only require a few changes to his work flows.

    That bliss is probably similar to the bliss a doc feels when cutting all insurance ties by going “concierge”.

    “Partnering” with the gov, as almost all docs do, is somewhat like a deal with the devil.

    Once you start, it’s hard to stop. Plus you now have to play by “their” rules.

  • It’s true that I love my EHR software. I’m glad you were interested in my comment. I’m going to expound on it in more detail in a blog soon, including a lot of inner thoughts and realizations that solidified my desires to leave it alone.

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