Lessons Learned With Electronic Health Records ( EHR )

By Dr Richard Smith, MBBS, BSc, DO, FRCS, FRACS, FRANZCO
Published in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe’s (CRST) – June edition.

Transitioning to electronic health records involves a learning curve but can lead to increased efficiency and cost containment.

AT A GLANCE

  • The elimination of paper charts can yield savings in time, space, and money and increase access to patient data.
  • An Electronic Health Records ( EHR ) system can help provide a practice with a more modern style of patient consulting and facilitate patient education.
  • For some practices, adopting Electronic Health Records ( EHRs ) is one step toward a larger goal of transitioning to a paperless environment in which other processes, such as accounting and staff management, can be digitised as well.

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