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Why Haven’t Electronic Health Records Made Us Any Healthier?
The Health Care Blog

Almost 20 years ago close to 4,000 people from 200 companies gathered in San Diego for a conference to discuss the future of health-care information technology. This was before the Web. This was back when computers in physicians’ offices, to the extent they were present at all, were used only for scheduling and billing patients. Paper charts bulged out of huge filing cabinets. It was one of the first big conferences held by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).