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.