Experts say U.S. far from realizing Bush's EMR goal

05/12/2008 | American Medical Association

President George W. Bush set a goal in 2004 that most Americans would be using electronic medical records by 2014, but experts say not much progress has been made on a nationwide interconnected EMR system. One expert with the eHealth Collaborative finds generational differences between doctors in their attitudes towards EMRs. "Doctors say, 'I have done just fine for three decades in private practice with a paper record. Why change if I am doing fine?' The younger generation wonders why we aren't doing everything on the computer," he said.

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