Electronic Medical Records Paper

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Electronic Medical RecordsNameClassDateProfessorElectronic Medical Records An electronic medical record is a digital rather than paper record of a patient's medical history, private information, past treatments and medical procedures, chronic diseases, family medical history, allergies, medications, blood, type, emergency contact, etc. The electronic health record does away with the past paper routes and allows medical staff to have the necessary information they need to properly diagnosis and treat patients. The EMR allows the medical facility to save time and money by eliminating paper records and provides a better response to the patient and their medical needs. Electronic Medical Records have many benefits for the medical facility but they also provide many benefits to the patient. The EMR reduces incidence of medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records which in turn ensures the medical needs of the patient are properly met. For example the EMR can link previous medical procedures and diagnostic testing to ensure the same tests or procedures are not repeated as well as to ensure that the patient is not misdiagnosed or provided with medications that could react badly with other current prescriptions. Accuracy is essential to ensuring error do not occur that could result in harm to the patient. When keeping the private medical information of the patient in an electronic form there are risks to outside int

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