Electronic Health Records: The Future of Medical Data

Date Added: maj 23, 2011

Author: Michael.Young


Upon the passage of health care reform, our country’s medical industry is expected to add approximately 23 million additional users to the health care system. For an already burdened system, digitizing medical data is a viable solution for easing the transition into universal healthcare. But migrating an entire nation’s health records to electronic health records systems will do more than simply reduce the excess workload, it will change the way people manage their own care.

Changing Social Dynamics

The future of medical data is changing with our nation’s social dynamics. With increased access to individual health information through electronic health records systems, or an instant messaging session with a doctor, the traditional role of patient and physician is evolving into something more modern. No longer will patients walk into an appointment uninformed and uneducated. Rather, they will have had access to their electronic health records online, reviewed their latest lab results, and read recommended articles concerning their conditions before walking through the door.

Increased access to personal medical information will be a welcome change for a younger generation used to status updates, instant messaging, and social networking. While most patients might not be sharing their latest CAT scan on Facebook, soon-to-be parents are posting their babies’ ultrasound images and using social networking sites to share information about conditions, treatments, and doctor efficiency.

Closing the Communications Gap

Electronic health records technology closes the communications gap between clinics and patients, physicians and files, and information and decisions. Doctors appointments will be scheduled online and lab results can be reviewed on your smart phone, eliminating the formalities of follow-up visits and quarterly check-ups.

Electronic health records allow people to get more involved in their health care decisions, while doctors will be able to use additional information for better diagnostic and treatment decisions. These changes will be aided by the national shift to electronic health records currently underway throughout the health care industry. A massive effort being helped by $19 billion dollars from the federal government’s 2009 economic stimulus package.

Learn More About Electronic Health Records

Electronic health records technology will significantly improve how our health care system effectively communicates and treats our nation’s health. If you need more information about electronic health record systems and how they may improve the quality of health care for your practice, contact e-MDs, a leader in electronic medical record software provision.

e-MDs offers a host of affordable solutions for physicians and facilities looking to modernize or enhance their services with the latest electronic health records technology. e-MDs is committed to providing affordable and integrated EHR and Practice Management Software solutions, including clinical, financial and document management modules designed to automate medical practice processes and chart management – delivering the clinical tools needed to succeed in today’s health care environment.

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