Patients supply the data that powers electronic health record systems––a technology that, in principle, was designed to improve their health. Yet patients remain largely overlooked as EHR end-users. That's changing. More patients can now access their health records than ever before. But there is still a long way to go before managing one's health history is as easy to manage as a banking account. This panel will examine progress as well as obstacles that remain.
After years of medical training, physicians find themselves spending at least half the work day on computers instead of with patients. If this is to change over the next 3-5 years, what will need to happen? Panelists, representing various EHR stakeholder groups, will offer their points of view.