Mostashari is right
Re: “EHR study authors slam Mostashari response,” Modernhealthcare.com, March 15: I completely agree with Dr. Mostashari. The only “deeply flawed evidence” is what the researchers used to come to their study conclusions. To say that electronic health-record system vendors’ “products have undergone mostly modest tweaks” since 2008 is incredibly naive and shortsighted.
EHRS have changed significantly in the past four years, and many still have much to do to achieve meaningful use. If people cannot see the positive and deep changes in EHRS over the past four years as a result of the development of the patient-centered medical home and achieving meaningful use, then they are not paying attention to what is happening in the real world. And there’s more to come! When hospitals, primary-care physicians and specialists start communicating with each other through their EHRS, the savings will be huge. And that movement is well on its way. Keep up the good fight, Farzad. Your leadership is changing health IT in a strongly positive way. Dr. Al Puerini
Chairman Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp.