So can we be saved by an innovator who understands that EHR systems should be helpful, not horrible, encourage creative thinking, not stifle it and keep the user thoughtfully engaged, not terribly discouraged?
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Simon M. Helfgott, MD, is associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
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