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5 EHR Myths, Busted



The best physician can make a mistake when writing a prescription, the best nurse can fail to remove a catheter on time, the most organized medical records staff can misplace a file, and even top hospitals have areas of waste and inefficiency. But electronic health records systems are supposed to make all that go away, right? Well, not exactly.



1 comments on "5 EHR Myths, Busted"
Beth Friedman (10/6/2010 at 12:15 PM)

Gienna, Thank you so much for raising executive-level awareness of HIM issues during and after an EHR implementation. There are many. As an HIM professional and consultant to HIM vendors, I believe that medical records will be in a "hybrid" phase for many years for the reasons you mention. And that's okay. Sometimes paper workarounds, dictation, transcription and many other traditional tools are simply faster, more productive and cost less. HIM's traditional tools may not ever dissapear, just be used in a different way.