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Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Medical Record

You have been asked by your supervisor to speak at the next manager meeting about the following topic:

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the electronic medical record for patients and for providers?

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Paper medical records:

In today's medicine there is a growing need to share the care of patients between healthcare providers. The paper record can only be in one place at a time. In practice every healthcare entity has a separate record for each individual, thereby creating the problem of record fragmentation, duplication, and dis-integrity. This can lead to problems of continuity of care for the patient. It also threatens the ...

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This solution explains the basic theory of paper medial records and electronic medical records. It then provides information on switching from paper medical records to electronic medical records and finally the advantages and disadvantages of electronic medical records for patients and providers.

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