Electronic medical record (EMR) - review of pros and cons in Cleveland Clinic medical journal

Some negatives regarding the use of EMR:

- So far, electronic systems are not interconnectable
- Do electronic records improve or worsen the quality of care?
- Accuracy vs copying and pasting
- A third party in the examination room
- Devoid of real medical thought

A contrasting view:

- Connectivity will improve
- Staying focused on the patient, even with a computer in the room
- Doctor-doctor communication is enhanced

References:
The electronic medical record: Diving into a shallow pool? CCJM.
The electronic medical record: Learning to swim. CCJM.
"The iPatient is getting wonderful care across America. The real patient wonders, "Where is everybody?" NYTimes, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! thanks for sharing this informative review about pros and cons of EMR. I learned a lot.

    -mel-

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