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Emerging from EHR Purgatory — Moving from Process to Outcomes

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  • Allan H. Goroll, M.D.

The electronic health record has become a billing instrument that requires excessive process documentation, coding, and other activities that are devoid of meaning for patient care. Restoring meaning to the EHR may require a fundamental change in physician payment systems.

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From the Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

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