The EMR Effect: Transforming Healthcare
- Written by Amy Dinsmore
- June 8 2012
More computers and less paper, more automated and less manual seem to be wave of the future. Technology certainly has its benefits, but are there disadvantages to speeding up our processes?
Depending on who you speak to, lots of healthcare professionals find electronic medical records, or EMRs, essential tools to provide optimal patient care, while others view them negatively—citing pre-populated fields in electronic documents versus paper charts as accidents waiting to happen and hardware as the culprit for destroying the doctor-patient relationship. EMRs are making their way into hospitals and doctor’s offices near you. Where do you stand on EMR implementation?