For years, we have been used to the sight of medical secretaries, nurses, and doctors flipping over and spending valuable time retrieving and analyzing paper documents. However, our time has evolved and has become more rapid, that it's too "retro" to wait and scan over that medical sheet from the dusty drawer.
Paperwork can take up a significant amount of space, and this requirement will only get bigger as the number of documents you accrue grows. Furthermore, documents will typically need to be stored close to hand so that they can be accessed as quickly as possible. If they are located on another floor or in a different building, you could experience severe productivity losses when retrieving forms.
Nevertheless, since hospitals all over the world have started investing on ELECTRONIC MEDICAL/ HEALTH RECORDS, communication and the process from getting a consultation to doing medical procedures has never been so convenient and fast.
EHRs and the ability to exchange health information electronically can help you provide higher quality and safer care for patients while creating tangible enhancements for your organization. EHRs help providers better manage care for patients and provide better health care by Providing accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about patients at the point of care, Enabling quick access to patient records for more coordinated, efficient care, Helping providers more effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care, Improving patient and provider interaction and communication, as well as health care convenience and the list just goes on.