March 31, 2011
Ways That An EHR Can Improve Patient CareAs widely discussed as electronic medical records (EHR) are today, its benefits may not always be obvious. A health technology blog recently ran a piece that provides a great list of benefits that electronic medical records can provide to improve patient care and improve practice management.
Several advantages of an EHR system include:
- Better medical security. Since data can be backed up and stored offsite, EHRs are less subject to potential physical damage, data loss and even forgery than paper records.
- EHRs reduce patient wait times, as there’s no need to wait for charts to be pulled by a treating health care specialist.
- Data stored in an EHR can be sent more easily than paper records. Digital records can be transferred faster in the case of emergencies, as well.
- EMRs (like WRS Health) that integrate e-prescriptions can help reduce the risk that a patient will get the wrong drug or dosage due to hand-written prescription errors. EHR software can also alert doctors and patients of potential drug interactions.
Find out how your practice can benefit with WRS Health.