EHR Stimulus Calculators and Lost Productivity

Posted on March 31, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

In my post about an EHR stimulus calculator on EMR and HIPAA, a user left an interesting comment that I thought might start some discussion:

Does the calculator account for the 30% loss in productivity that is essentially universal when a group adopts EMR? Most highly productive groups would be better off rejecting the stimulus, especially given the available crop of clickorrhea that passes for an EMR.