Electronic Health-Care Records

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of using electronic recording.

Usage of Electronic Health-Records

The newly introduced method of keeping electronic health care records has modernized patient care and keeping records. Many individuals and medical companies claim that it has revolutionized health-care for the better, improving the overall efficiency of patient care. The method introduced by President Obama has had billions of federal dollars invested in it- however, is this payment worth the massive risk it takes? With the patient's security, safety, and quality of care at risk, the newest technological advancement in the medical field has many controversy pros and cons.

Pros and Cons of Electronic Health-Care Records:

The method of electronically recording of patients' medical records and history without a doubt has its advantages. Many hospitals currently using the method have claimed that it includes "a more comprehensive patient history" able to be viewed by health-care providers. It allows patient records to be created, managed, and viewed with far more efficiency than other methods of keeping of health-care records. Not only does it allow health-care providers to quickly view patient records and medical history, but it additionally allows:

  • health-care providers to track patient data over extended periods of time
  • efficiently monitor patient's current health
  • better engages patients and staff
  • quickly transports and records patient's health data
  • overall improves the patient's quality of health.
Keeping medical records electronically has better engaged both patients and medical community into the patient's health ion general, and has provided more efficient means of managing patient's data over periods of time.

However, even with the amount of advantages, electronically keeping health-care records have come with a numerable amount of cons.