Why EHR adoption doesn't mean the end of paper in healthcare
from EHR Intelligence
The push for the adoption of electronic health records, especially the meaningful use of certified EHR technology as part of the EHR Incentive Programs, is based on the premise that the digitization of health information will led to more accurate, safer, and coordinated care. While EHR adoption will certainly lessen the role of paper records and documents in clinical settings, it will eliminate them altogether. Paper still floats around healthcare organizations and between providers. Paper documents came in from external sources. Patient registration forms require handwriting.
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