Read up…….. yes it’s true, the introduction of the new Epic systems for electronic record keeping in hospitals costs a lot, and it is associated with layoffs. Managers are in a tizzy about cost efficiency. There is effort to eliminate duplicate services and personnel.
The article linked above notes the relationship of Epics Judith Faulkner and donations to the Democrat Party, and her job on the Health Information Technology Policy Committee as Obama’s Medical Records Czar. Hmmmmmmmmm