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Why Say No to Paper Medical Records?

24 Jun

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Why should doctors and patients across the US should “just say no” to paper charts?

  • Illegible handwriting on medical documents kills 7,000 people a year.3.2 billion prescriptions are sent annually – the majority still written on paper.
  • Managing paper charts, from transcriptions to labor needed to pull and re-file charts, costs medical practices $116,375 a year on average.
  • Paper charts are vulnerable to being lost, stolen or destroyed in a disaster. EMRs make patient records securely accessible anywhere, anytime when needed.
  • Physicians using Practice Fusion’s EMR save valuable time by charting digitally. Dr. Lynn McCallum, a family physician in Redding, CA, says charting in real-time saves her two to three hours a day.
 
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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in medical

 

One response to “Why Say No to Paper Medical Records?

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