Electronic vs Paper medical records – tracking down John Doe’s medical records

Many Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records (MR) practitioners worldwide are still stuck with the conventional paper based medical record. The infographic in this post (you can view a larger image by first clicking on the image below which will open in a new tab of your current window and then clicking again on the image in the new tab) is a typical scenario of “missing” medical records, and offsite storage which continues to post many problems from logistics to damaged medical records.

Electronic medical records seems to drive greater efficiency in storage of medical information, and it seems to me perhaps as the best possible path and solution for the betterment of medical records management. HIM / MR practitioners practicing in such an environment will know its impact.

Electronic vs Paper medical records

Infographic credit : medefile.com/blog/

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