The Obama administration's investment in the adoption of health information technology has been huge: The $27 billion incentive mandate requires most physicians to adopt electronic medical recordkeeping.

Though it sounds like the investment should pay off, docs say it's simply not worth it.

A survey of 1,000 physicians for Medical Economics shows widespread dissatisfaction related to the functionality and cost of these patient record systems, with nearly 70 percent saying the investment isn't worth it. About 45 percent of physicians believe patient care is actually worse as a result of adopting EHR technology, two-thirds said they wouldn't purchase their EHR system again, and 43 percent of physicians say these systems have resulted in "significant financial losses."

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