Electronic medical records (EMRs) produce new—and sometimes confusing and voluminous—documentation. Understanding the implications of the transition from paper to electronic record, both generally and specifically, helps you make sense of all of this information.
Despite our rapidly-advancing digital age, obtaining a complete copy of an electronic medical record (EMR) can prove to be a significant challenge. Unlike paper records, which are commonly organized in a specific fashion, electronic records often make little sense when simply printed out.
Tips for organizing digital records, including recommended hardware and software to streamline a complex task.
Attorneys are often overwhelmed by the volume of material they receive when a medical provider forwards electronic medical records. Even though electronic record systems are intended to produce less paper, they actually contain more documents than a typical paper chart.