Read Our 2018 White Paper On EHRs

In a perfect world, electronic health records would simply work. Clinicians would be able to devote most of their time and attention to patient interactions, and EHRs would capture every decision and scrap of relevant information about patient encounters easily and effortlessly. They would smooth the patient journey through the health care system and support clinicians in their decision-making.

In our 2018 white paper, Stanford Medicine proposed an ambitious vision for EHRs over the next decade. It is based on input from dozens of industry experts who joined our EHR National Symposium last year as well as hundreds of physicians who participated in a survey we conducted with The Harris Poll.

The paper synthesizes the hopes and concerns shared by these physicians and examines what it will take to transform EHRs from an administrative burden into a useful sidekick.