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is it better to pick a doctor with electronic health records over paper charts?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No difference: Whether a doctor has emr or not, that should not impact patient care. There may be some advantages with emr in the long run. Easy transfer of records between specialists, ease of access from anywhere, legibility, prevention of medical errors/ decreased prescription errors etc.
Answered on Jan 27, 2014
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Dr. Susan Woods
Dr. Susan Woods commented
35 years experience Internal Medicine
More and more providers are starting to use electronic records. There is research that health quality is better. More importantly, perhaps, is whether or not the practice has a patient portal where you can (a) securely email the practice for non-urgent issues, (b) get electronic copies of part of your health record, and (c) see results of testing and imaging reports. That's patient power.
Jan 27, 2014

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