by Chad Perlmutter
| Updated November 8, 2016 | EMR/EHR
| 2 min read
Medical offices have traditionally used paper records to maintain their patient files.
With the changes in patient privacy laws and the importance of being able to access patient files regardless of where they are being treated has provided a unique advantage to make the move to electronic health records.
An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users
Every medical office has its own goals and requirements, but one of the common thread for every practice in the healthcare industry is patient care.
Digital health records are one of the most reliable ways to get accurate patient information quickly.
Did you know that there are 4.5 million ambulatory visits every year due to adverse drug effects?
If you are using electronic health records, it automatically pops up to let you know what your patient is taking and any medications that they might be allergic to.
Not only does going paperless help your clientele, but it also helps make sure that your business runs as efficiently as possible.
Time Is Money- Will an EHR Help Your Practice?
You save time and labor by migrating to a system that eliminates filing and re-filing, and you can ensure that there are no misplaced, lost, or stolen medical records, which can result in huge fines and penalties.
Check out this info-graphic on some of the huge advantages of using electronic health records versus traditional paper records: