Why Are We Still Filling Out These Medical Forms?


Why are we still handed clipboards at the doctor's office? For one thing, we as patients still put up with it.

Quality Systems , General Electric's GE Healthcare, Cerner , and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions are all poised to benefit from a trend that seems inevitable, but is playing out more slowly than any of us wish.

Slowly but surely, however, we're trending away from pens, paper, and repeating information. At the recent 2012 mHealth Summit, Fool analyst Rex Moore spoke with Dr. Harry Greenspun, who says these health information and medical records specialists will all see more business once the proper financial incentives are in place.

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