HIW: Medical Informaticist to MIS: Get out of the Way

Scot Silverstein, MD a past contributor to Linux Medical News writes a particularly hard-hitting article in Health-IT World. His message is simple: traditional MIS and IT personnel are impeding progress in Health-IT and need to move aside for those who are both clinically and IT trained: ‘…Medical informatics, whose professionals are now training at more than a dozen NIH-funded centers, can help, but its professionals generally sit on the sidelines when it comes to true leadership roles. This is in large part due to the MIS culture. Let alone considerable territorial and political issues, the credo “doctors don’t do things with computers” perhaps summarizes the ideology…’

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