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Increasing EMR adoption should not be based on overcoming resistance to EMRs. Who's resisting? Unenlightened physicians? Who's overcoming? A Borg-like combination of everyone else?The practice of primary care medicine is a high-volume, low-margin operation and anyone running such a business, who is interested in their own survival, should object to installing anything that would hurt their productivity and lessen the probability of their survival. The problem is not that the medical community or any part thereof is "resisting" the addition of EMR's. The problem is that most EMRs slow physicians down and lose them money. The only narrow sense in which there is something about physician attitudes that must be overcome is the stereotype that all EMRs necessarily do so. When the EMR helps the physician maintain profitability in the face of seriously declining prices (mandated by the government and insurance companies) physicians welcome the help.