With all the confusion about the actual results of electronic records, it's no wonder that 75 percent of physician practices don't have them. In fact, in the span of one week, the Washington Post
reports Electronic Records Don't Always Improve Care
,and then tells readers that E-Records Pay for Themselves
. When I was at the MGMA conference last October, several physicians told me implementing electronic records has been a real headache. But progress is being made.