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What is the purpose of using electronic health records?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Transmitting info...: Electronic health records are a means to transmit medical information from patient to provider (& between a patient's providers) quickly & easily. It's meant to improve patient care by (1) faster transmission (waiting for someone to send postal mail or even a fax is now passe), (2) avoiding duplication of tests & therapy (as providers can see what has already been performed), & (3) compiling data.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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