Electronic Health Records (EHRs) In The Clinic

Intrusive Technology

Government-mandated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are not what you think – they are NOT simply digital versions of paper records. Instead, they are a computerized surveillance system in the exam room that threatens America’s patients and violates their privacy rights.

Things to Know

1. EHRs were designed for data collection and bill payment, not patient care.

2. Government and health plans use EHRs to profile patients and track doctors.

3. The goal is third-party control of medical decisions in the exam room.

4. EHRs are a top reason for physician burnout, exodus and early retirement.

5. The costly EHR mandate is contributing to small hospitals closing or merging.

6. Hacking and data breaches of private patient information have skyrocketed.

7. Comprehensive “EHR dossiers” on Americans are now possible.

8. Scribes, live and virtual, may record what you say to your doctor.

9. Mandated government reporting violates Constitutional rights.

10. Errors, serious injuries and death have resulted from EHRs.

Other Resources

BIG BROTHER IN THE EXAM ROOM: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records

Award-winning book by

CCHF President and Co-founder, Twila Brase, RN, PHN


Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong, Fred Shulte and Erica Fry, Kaiser Health News, March 18, 2019. 

Doctors’ 5 Biggest Gripes About EHRs, Keith L. Martin, August 26, 2019.

61% of Physicians Say EHR Systems Reduce Clinical Efficiency, Kate Monica, EHR Intelligence, October 2, 2018.

Physician’s View of Electronic Health Records

2018 Interview with Kyle Varner, M.D.

September 13, 2023

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