Since the early 1980s, more recognition has been given to the multiple factors that can cause voice disorders.
In 2004, President George W. Bush called for the establishment of a national health information technology (HIT) program by the year 2014.
Implementation of an electronic medical records (EMR) system is neither a fast nor a simple process.
Many non-otolaryngologists, and even some otolaryngologists, ask: Why would surgeons-especially busy ones-care about sleep medicine? Do they really want to read sleep studies?
If you ask the question whether we need electronic medical records, the answer is going to be a resounding ‘Yes,’ said Bradley F. Marple, MD, Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.