Dr. Kaplan praised ACEP’s programs, but lamented the impact that electronic health record systems have had on emergency medicine.
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“The problem with electronic health records is we have stopped talking to each other,” Dr. Kaplan said. “We’ve stopped talking to nurses who used to walk up and say, ‘Here’s what I want to do. Here’s what I want to order.’ Instead, we input it in an electronic interface. We lose a lot this way.”