The following were published overnight and are both free open access.
First we have:
Escaping the EHR Trap The Future of Health IT
Kenneth D. Mandl, M.D., M.P.H., and Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D.
N Engl J Med 2012; 366:2240-2242 June 14, 2012
It is a widely accepted myth that medicine requires complex, highly specialized information-technology (IT) systems. This myth continues to justify soaring IT costs, burdensome physician workloads, and stagnation in innovation while doctors become increasingly bound to documentation and communication products that are functionally decades behind those they use in their civilian life.
Even as consumer IT word-processing programs, search engines, social networks, e-mail systems, mobile phones and apps, music players, gaming platforms has become deeply integrated into the fabric of modern life, physicians find themselves locked into preInternet-era electronic health records (EHRs) that aspire to provide complete and specialized...
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