A Key to Digitizing

Santangelo, Ed
January 2010
Health Management Technology;Jan2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p24
Trade Publication
The article discusses the actions needed to modernize medical records among hospitals and healthcare providers. Providers have come to realize the benefits of migrating from paper records to electronic health records such as lower medical costs and fewer clinical errors. To realize a successful transition to EHR, hospitals are advised to implement a transition plan. EHR will result in lower costs because it will lessen the need to maintain numerous file centers. Issues regarding revisions to current healthcare record retention laws are also discussed.


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