Medical Information at Risk

Medical Information at Risk

Electronic medical information is increasingly central to improving the quality of patient care and controlling costs. The electronic health record (EHR) brings together medical examination observations, medication records, prescription information, laboratory results, and even x-ray and CT images, into a device as agile and portable as a tablet PC. The EHR can vastly improve the coordination of medical care by allowing doctors involved in the patient’s treatment to review each other’s notes and gather similar information from other healthcare locations.

 

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