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Peter Basch, MD

Peter Basch, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine

About Peter Basch, MD

Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health Information Technology Policy
MedStar Health

Washington, DC

Perspective: It’s Not Either-Or for Patients and EHRs

Studies continue to be released that decry the time physicians spend on computers rather than patients. These studies do our field a disservice because they don’t focus on the many ways EHRs have helped physicians do better for their patients. A … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? An Overview

      By Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy   While Democrats and Republicans may each have their own take … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 5

      By Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent … [Read more...]

Does EHR Use Lead to Lower or Higher Costs? Part 3

      Peter Basch, MD, FACP and Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS   Incorrect Assumptions Lead to Incorrect Conclusions That Misinform Policy Please refer to Part 1 of this post for our comments on the recent Wall … [Read more...]