Electronic Medical Records
One is always skeptical about adopting new technology because old patterns are familiar and habits are set. However, electronic medical records technology comes as a boon because it makes things easy not just for the clinic but also for the patient. No longer does one need to wait for long hours to get his or her medical history from the doctor. This can easily be availed through the electronic medical records, which have information ready for use, just with one click.
Electronic medical records mean storing the information on the computer in certain formats that are accessible both to the person entering it and to those who might need to use it later. This helps the patients in getting their medical information whenever they require. At the same time, it helps the clinic staff in relaying and receiving information from the labs.
Maintaining medical information on paper is pretty cumbersome as it takes up a lot of time and maintenance of the files, etc. Relaying this information elsewhere also is really tedious as faxing all the documents can take a valuable lot of time. With the aid of electronic medical records not only is record keeping made easier but also the availability of medical records for the staff to use at any point of time and at any location is enhanced.
Also, if the patients are desirous of scheduling or rescheduling appointments they can easily do so by accessing the medical facility through the clinic's website. Electronic medical records will also allow them to review their reports and medical history without having to go through heavily files where there is a possibility that some papers could have been misplaced or lost which means loss of vital information.
Electronic medical records aid in raising the efficiency of the medical facility by making medical care more organized. It also helps in reducing costs of maintenance as well as develops better and efficient contact with patients.
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