EMR Town Hall, Tuesday, 6/20 at WBUR

 In The Messenger

“They are the medical equivalent of texting while driving, sucking the soul out of the practice of medicine while failing to improve care.”

They are the medical equivalent of texting while driving

Three leading Boston doctors wrote that line about electronic medical record systems in a CommonHealth post headlined “Death By A Thousand Clicks.” The post went instantly viral.

Now, you’re invited to help keep the conversation going. Join WBUR’s Carey Goldberg, host of CommonHealth, as she moderates a panel discussion about what electronic medical record systems are doing to health care, and what is to be done about it.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

Panelists

Dr. John Levinson, cardiologist and internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also served as vice president of IT for MGH physicians.

Dr. Vikas Saini, cardiologist and president of the Lown Institute, and co-chair of the Right Care Alliance, a clinician and patient led health care reform movement.

Dr. Galina Tan, chief resident at Cambridge Health Alliance, working on an EMR curriculum for primary care residents.

Details

Tuesday, June 20
6:00 pm – Light Refreshments
6:30 – 7:30 pm – Discussion
WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA.

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