//Stemcell What are Electronic Medical Records?

Stemcell What are Electronic Medical Records?

Electronic Medical Records are a computerized system of keeping patient records. But it’s not all test results and x-rays that are held in these records. Patient records are complex pieces of information and contain multiple facets of identifying factors related to a patient’s history, profile, and family. One of the issues related to Electronic Medical Records is that the information is stored in batches. For example, in North America, health care districts have their own systems for managing health care records. This explains why some doctors are still using paper systems – they don’t have access to the systems – and why some are online. But the consistency with which the information is obtained and shared falls short when doctors need to communicate with doctors outside of their district. Is there a fee at your doctor’s office for photocopying your file and sending it to another doctor in another town? Electronic records help eliminate those fees, and working hours to do such things.

Electronic Medical Records are a computerized system of keeping patient records. But it’s not all test results and x-rays that are held in these records. Patient records are complex pieces of information and contain multiple facets of identifying factors related to a patient’s history, profile, and family. One of the issues related to Electronic Medical Records is that the information is stored in batches. For example, in North America, health care districts have their own systems for managing health care records. This explains why some doctors are still using paper systems – they don’t have access to the systems – and why some are online. But the consistency with which the information is obtained and shared falls short when doctors need to communicate with doctors outside of their district. Is there a fee at your doctor’s office for photocopying your file and sending it to another doctor in another town? Electronic records help eliminate those fees, and working hours to do such things.