7 doctors weighed in:
Are electronic health records more dangerous or less dangerous than paper?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: ? Definition
In what sense? I guess from a privacy standpoint they may be.
Safety wise, much better. However, ehr's will only be as good, efficient and accurate as those who put the information into them...

In brief: ? Definition
In what sense? I guess from a privacy standpoint they may be.
Safety wise, much better. However, ehr's will only be as good, efficient and accurate as those who put the information into them...
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Susan Woods
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Your data for you
Digital information provides greater access to the information -- to the most important person -- you! in practices that use electronic health records and have a patient portal, you may get secure, online access to test results, medication refills, emailing your provider, and perhaps even the clinical note.
That less dangerous for you!

In brief: Your data for you
Digital information provides greater access to the information -- to the most important person -- you! in practices that use electronic health records and have a patient portal, you may get secure, online access to test results, medication refills, emailing your provider, and perhaps even the clinical note.
That less dangerous for you!
Dr. Susan Woods
Dr. Susan Woods
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
In brief: Depends
Each new technology comes with strengths and weaknesses.
Emrs will hopefully save money by making a workup done at another hospital available to other doctors so tests don't get repeated or medical history missed. Will also help collect data for research. Can also suggest or remind docs about things. It's just a tool and it depends on how it is used -discrimination, denial of insurance, privacy.

In brief: Depends
Each new technology comes with strengths and weaknesses.
Emrs will hopefully save money by making a workup done at another hospital available to other doctors so tests don't get repeated or medical history missed. Will also help collect data for research. Can also suggest or remind docs about things. It's just a tool and it depends on how it is used -discrimination, denial of insurance, privacy.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: More
Ehr's have the flaw that insurance companies and government officials will have full access without your knowledge.
Privacy under hippa laws applies only to everyone else. The danger is that your care, personal information, etc. Is easily tapped into by those you might not care to have this data.

In brief: More
Ehr's have the flaw that insurance companies and government officials will have full access without your knowledge.
Privacy under hippa laws applies only to everyone else. The danger is that your care, personal information, etc. Is easily tapped into by those you might not care to have this data.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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