Each year, the Medical Records Institute sponsors the conference "Toward an Electronic Medical Record" (TEPR). I didn't go this year, but a couple others did.
Ned Versel posts several news items and links here.
E-Health-Insider covered the mock trial of EHRs. Mock trial? Seems a bit desperate doesn't it?
David Brailer was supposed to be there, but canceled. Another bad sign for the conference? He's been at damn near every other related event.
HIStalk also quotes an anonymous conference-goer saying along with other criticisms,
... it's a dying conference, remnants of medical records staff trying to make way in EMR world.
The same post at HIStalk zings HIMSS Analytics too.
HIMSS Analytics releases its annual report. You can buy it for $60 or, if you want to save the money, here's the first item listed in the summary: "Underinvestment in information technology continues." Franco still dead, full story at 11.
For those of you too young to remember the early SNL bit, it translates as "duh." Funny.
Elyse has a slightly longer and less wry summary here, but the essence is the same.