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are paper medical records more secure than electronic health records?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Usually 7 years: Paper charts- 7 years. This may differ by state. Advantage of emr is they can be preserved for ever. Paper charts may not be as secure as electronic charts if proper precautions are taken.

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