John Hopkins cuts 160 clerical workers thanks to EMRs

Johns Hopkins Hospital announced it will eliminate about 160 clerical associate positions as the hospital transitions to an electronic medical support system, including patient records and computerized order entries, according to The Baltimore Sun. "We fully understand the uncertainty and apprehension these necessary changes bring and are dedicated to doing our utmost to minimize the disruptions to our employees throughout this period," spokesman Gary Stephenson said in a statement. The hospital is working with the affected employees to place them in other positions, according to the Sun. The jobs are expected to be eliminated by the end of the year. Article

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