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Electronic Medical Records: They’re Not Just for Doctors!

When you think of medical records, you probably think of file folders at your doctor's office filled with his or her chicken-scratch handwriting--documents that are highly unlikely to be useful or relevant to you as a patient. A few years ago, you'd be right. Now, with the advent of electronic records, all that is slowly changing and we as patients have a lot to be excited about. With the increased prevalence of digital data storage and Internet access, many health care practices ar… [Read More]

Medscape Survey Sheds Light on Physician Use (and Frustration) with EHRs

Last week, we wrote about the future of Health IT, providing a highlight of predictions for how doctors' offices will be using medical technology in 10 years. At the same time, Medscape released its EHR Report 2014 demonstrating that physicians remain split on the benefits and pitfalls of using electronic health records (EHRs). A total of 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties responded. According to the report, more physicians are using EHRs now than in 2012 (83 versus 74 perce… [Read More]
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