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How can implementation of an EMR improve patient care? What other types of health information technology could help improve patient care?

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Electronic medical records have improved patient care because records are easier to access and now most major hospital systems have links with medical offices. When a physician sees their patient, the information goes to all of the other healthcare agencies in the system. This allows seamless care for the patient and prevents errors and duplications. The patient's medications are always available and can be reviewed at each visit. The patient does not always have to rely on memory. Other providers in the system can look ...

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This solution of 333 words explains how EMR implementation can improve patient care, and gives examples of other types of health information technology. References used are included.