Social implications of implementing electronic health records
Introduction Electronic health records (EHRs) are patient-centered records that provide access to information instantly and securely for authorized users. First, electronic health records store patients' medical histories such as diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, and test results. Secondly, electronic health records provide access to evidence-based tools that enable health care providers’ base their decisions about patient care. Thirdly, electronic health records automate and streamline health care providers’ workflow. In addition, electronic health records allow sharing of information with other providers and organization such as laboratories, consultants, pharmacies, as well as clinics.
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