The Pros And Cons Of Interoperable Electronic Medical Records

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The Interoperability of electronic medical records increases their ability to improve efficiency of practice, as well as patient safety. In years past, health care providers were not always able to retrieve or review patients’ past medical records. Therefore, the risk for error, due to the inability to view the patient’s whole picture, was even greater. Fortunately, technology has come a long way, and the creation of interoperable electronic medical records has granted care providers the ability to review medical records and provide appropriate patient-centered care based on their current, as well as past, medical history. While working in an emergency department, in a popular vacation destination, I assist in providing care to many travelers.
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