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The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age by Robert Wachter

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Chapter 26The Productivity Paradox

You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.

—Nobel Prize–winning MIT economist Robert Solow, writing in 1987

Between the time David Blumenthal stepped down as national coordinator for health IT and became CEO of the Commonwealth Fund, he returned to Boston from 2011 to 2013 to manage the transition of Partners HealthCare from a homegrown electronic health record to the one made by Epic. “I took my own medicine,” he said, since now, in order to qualify for the HITECH incentives, it was his job to help Partners meet the very Meaningful Use requirements he had created. During the transition, Blumenthal discovered the great challenge of all IT implementations: the need to redesign ...

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