New Databases Heal Electronic Health Records

Conversion to Electronic Health Records Has Been Challenging

Conversion to Electronic Health Records Can Be Challenging

The introduction of the electronic health record (EHR) ushered in a new era as health care went digital over the past decade. The plan was to digitize patient medical histories in order to enhance professional collaboration, improve patient care, reduce system-wide costs, and other benefits.

Today, the original aims and promises of the EHR system are in question. Debates are stirring regarding the safety and security of electronic health records while limitations of the system itself are surfacing.

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