The difference between EMRs and paper records is the
difference between clunky file cabinets and cloud storage.
Digitizing records makes them more accessible and
And despite whispers of dissatisfaction there are several
advantages of working with EMRs.
Easy storage and no change in quality over time
EMRs make it safer and easier to share medical records.
Vital information, such as blood type, drugs prescribed, and
medical history, are easy to share at the time of need.
During times of emergency EMRs are life savers and can help
in quick medical decision making.
Most physicians find it difficult and painful to work with
Doctors struggle to work with EMRs due to its complex
interface and tough navigation.
Doctors find the “click and drop down” capability of an EMR
as a great feature. This leads to errors in the documentation
According to a survey the habit of copy and paste has been
adopted by 78% of the physicians, who find it better than hand
copying procedures which had oodles of error.
As reckless copy pasting can lead to duplication of data.
Audit your medical practice’s documentation procedure
Invite someone outside of your medical practice to review
your clinical records.
Customize the templates you get from your vendor.
If the EMR systems coding algorithm is updating E/M codes
very often then you need to keep an eye on the coding
Customization is a time consuming and complex process.
Some of the EMRs have customization features.
several template customization specialists who can help in
customizing EMRs and better align them to the clinical
workflow of practices.
There is an increased need for granularity of medical data and
specificity in documentation.
It can be next to impossible for physicians, to manage, the
almost unfair demand for pristine documentation.