As a medical or healthcare professional you know that one of the most tedious parts of your job is dealing with paperwork—even though medical records are one of the most important aspects of healthcare. Accurate records are necessary to provide the best care for your patients and it’s important to maintain complete records for both past and present patients.
Due to advancing electronic technology and computers, record keeping has become much easier and efficient through the use of electronic medical records, also known as EMR. EMR allows medical professionals to have near-instant access to patient records. It also allows the efficient sharing of information throughout the office or hospital system.
EMR can be a critical part of patient care. Because records can be immediately updated with all pertinent information, electronic medical records not only save time but can perhaps save lives. As a medical professional, the use of EMR can also save you time and increase your efficiency. With quick access to patient files, you’ll be able to see and care for more patients in less time. Patient care can be easier and more accurate.
Without the mountains of paperwork involved with traditional patient records, you won’t have to spend hours filing charts in file cabinets. Accessing records is much easier as well. Instead of sorting through countless paper files, a simple click of the mouse will give you access to the patient records you need. Security of patient records is also enhanced, as all electronic files can be password protected.
EMR will give you and your staff more time to do what is most important —provide excellent care to your patients.