HealthWise By Susan Melvin
Digital Technologies And Health Care
December 3rd, 2013 – Bulky patient charts holding countless pieces of information and handwritten physicians orders are a thing of the past. In their place are electronic medical records that can transport patient information in real time with the click of a button.
An electronic medical record, or what we call an EMR, stores your health history and medical information in an electronic, instead of paper format. Using a highly secure network, physicians, nurses and other clinical staff can enter needed patient information, including your doctors’ orders, prescriptions and other important items, directly into a computer. This allows clinicians to better coordinate care – even from multiple locations – through immediate access to secure data.