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Electronic Medical Record Use On The Rise With Doctors

Electronic Medical Record Use On The Rise With Doctors

Three recent surveys showed that the adoption of electronic health record systems amongst U.S. physicians and hospitals is increasing. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics found that the number of primary care physicians who have started using EHRs has increased from 19.8 in 2008 to 29.6 in 2010, a 49 percent… Read more →

Point of Care EMR Reduce Errors in Health Care Facilities

Point of Care EMR Reduce Errors in Health Care Facilities

The treatment of patients has over the years suffered from mistakes in paperwork like nurse scheduling, medication delivery, and difficulties accessing patient records. Human error form the paper records of old was routinely at a high level, to the detriment of those who depended on them. Hospitals realized that cost-efficiency could be improved the more they integrate electronic systems and… Read more →

Cell Phone EMR Can Save Lives in Emergency

Cell Phone EMR Can Save Lives in Emergency

A software application called “Med Records To Go”, that stores electronic medical records, can help reduce errors in emergency conditions, as well as in hospital or medical clinic admissions. *A new feature of this application includes placement of medical records on Android, iPhone, and Java-enabled cell phones. The cell phone applications are readily available from the iPhone App Store and… Read more →

A New Year's Resolution for Adopting Electronic Health Records

A New Year’s Resolution for Adopting Electronic Health Records

I’m looking forward to 2011, which among other steps in a healthy direction will deliver incentives for doctors and other medical care providers to adopt electronic health records (EHR). The push for better health IT (HIT) is long overdue. A few months ago I had the opportunity to hear Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for HIT in the U.S. Department… Read more →

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