MedPage Today October 26, 2020
There definitely seems to be a lot of good that’s coming from newly being on a unified electronic medical record (EMR) across all of our hospital systems.
Until just recently, our hospitalized patients were taken care of on the inpatient services under one EMR, and our outpatient practices used a different one. And all of our different regional hospitals, including our two largest academic medical centers, used different systems, speaking different languages that made cross-talk nearly impossible.
Just the recent experience of bringing these all together shows how critically useful having all of our health information contained in one place could be. It could lead to better care for our patients, and a better healthcare system overall.
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