Electronic health records: The smart person’s guide

Electronic health records: The smart person’s guide
The days of messy folders stuffed with charts and indecipherable doctor scribbles are over: electronic health records, or EHRs, are the new standard in medical care. You may not even realize that there was a transition to digital medicine, but if your …
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Bigger push toward electronic health records
A 2009 law aims to move doctors and hospitals away from paper records by 2015. Financial incentives are helping spread the use of electronic health records. Patients will be able to carry all their health records on their smartphone. How do you heal the …
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Electronic health records improve colon cancer screening rates
Centralized record-keeping systems may help improve rates of colon cancer screening, according to a new study. Researchers at the Group Health Cooperative, a non-profit health care and insurance system in Washington state, used electronic health records to …
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