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The paper chart holdouts

Robert Lending, MD, describes himself as a “computer dinosaur.” The Tucson, Ariz., internist and clinical lipidologist gets cash from bank tellers rather than ATMs. He doesn’t make online purchases or use social media. And he doesn’t use electronic health records.   Lending, 65, calls EHRs “the most dangerous, ridiculous piece of equipment I could ever have conceived of,” adding that his colleagues envy him for the peace of mind and extra time he enjoys from using paper charts. “You can’t believe how angry they are at computers, at the whole system,” he ...

CA physicians outline agenda to improve patient affordability, access and quality

The California Medical Association (CMA) recently convened the organization’s 147th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Sacramento. Over 500 California physicians debated and outlined a bold agenda to increase health care affordability, improve health care delivery, create efficiencies throughout the health care system, and improve health outcomes, which includes addressing social determinants of health and expanding telehealth services. “Physicians serve at the center of health care delivery, providing a unique expertise to ensure our patients are receiving affordable, timely and quality care,” said CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D. “Health ...