I recently had a physician tell me, point blank, “EHRs are a failure”. He went on to add that [physicians] spend way too much time entering data. That, in itself, isn’t new. The difference is that paperwork has turned into keyboard work, and a lot more of it has to be done in real time, during the patient visit. In 1995, the AMA reported that physician satisfaction with EHR systems¬†had plummeted from 61% to 34% over 5 years. Watching this doctor work, it is not hard to see why: the work was obviously time consuming and awkward, and the computer system didn’t even provide the information he needed. I’m not proposing that we go back to the hypothetical “good old days” when everything was…