Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.: Transitional Enduring or Chaos Damage? The EHR and the Disruption of Medicine A decade ago, a primary care physician I admired appeared to come undone contactez . His performance had derived not from rushing between patients but from knowing them so well that his charting was effortless and fast. But he became distracted all of a sudden, losing his grip on the facts of his sufferers’ lives. He slumped around, shirt half-untucked, perpetually pulling a yellowed handkerchief from his pocket to wipe his perspiring forehead. Everyone worried he was ill. His problem, however, ended up being the electronic wellness record . Investigating the root causes, Wachter discovers style flaws, such as for example defaulting to certain devices for medication dosing and alerts rendered meaningless by their sheer quantity.