I realize that I am a person very resistant to change. Also, I sell products for the paper medical record so I am of course biased. But I have always been paranoid about medical mistakes made in hospitals and medical offices. My personal observation while my mom was in a variety of hospitals was the delay and extensive time spent keying in data for the electronic record. I can not believe having a highly paid nurse/doctor spend an hour or two after their shift entering data (that had to be written down earlier in the day anyway) is saving money or making the record more accurate.

Studies definitely need to be conducted to ensure medical errors do not become rampant.
Click here for an article that addresses the issues caused by electronic record mistakes.

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