Going Paperless: Electronic Medical Records Versus Paper Medical Records "Is It Time to Make the Switch?"
January 15, 2012
Professor Kristen Hathcock
Going Paperless: Electronic Medical Records versus Paper Medical Records “Is it time to make the switch?”
Abstract Making the switch to an electronic medical records system will help to bring forth health care advances with the systems data quality and availability. This research study uses focus groups and surveys to get the opinions of different health care providers and some patients on what they think EMR will do for the health care industry. Literature related to EMR was reviewed to get a better understanding of the benefits and barriers of electronic medical records. The study uses data from …show more content…
Importance of the Study This study is important to helping the medical field transition into more modern technology. This study will show the importance of all medical professionals being on one accord when treating each other’s patients. This study will provide data to compare so that decisions can be made on making the switch to electronic medical records.
Topics in Literature Review
Topic 1: The benefits of electronic medical records
Topic 2: The barriers to electronic medical records
Topic 3: The value of EMR/EHR information exchange and interoperability between providers and independent laboratories, radiology centers, pharmacies, payers, public health departments, and other providers.
Topic 4: The relationship between EMR/EHR features and health care quality.
Topic 5: Implementation of electronic medical records.
Literature Review The electronic medical records system will be the core of a computerized health care system in the