Taking medical records into the digital age
Solving traditional system challenges with OpenEMR
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Date archived: March 21, 2019 | First published: November 30, 2010
Traditional, paper-based medical record systems fail to keep up with the increasing demands placed on a healthcare industry already burdened by a growing and aging populations. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems promise to help fix these problems. In this article we examine the disadvantages in using traditional medical record systems and explore various open source medical record systems and how they handle the most pressing issues in data storage, maintenance, and security. We conclude by installing, configuring, and using the OpenEMR medical record system.
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