disadvantages to EMR

by: Melanie smith

Do you like the way our medical records are electronic now?

NO, the start up cost are ENORMOUS!

how?

buying equipment to record and store patients charts are more expensive than paper and file cabinets

and...

  • computers may freeze causing care to patients to delay
  • doctors may focus more on how to insert data into the software instead of the patient itself
  • confidentiality and security issues, which is a HIPPA violation

Questions?