Electronic Health Records Vs Traditional Paper Records

Electronic Health Records (EHR) alleviates redundancies across the healthcare workflow and provides access to complete patient history without having to sift through a huge pile of paperwork, saving time and workload to healthcare providers. Integrated through the continuum of care, health information exchange (HIE) is becoming more important as hospitals across the nation begin to attest to Meaningful Use of EHRs and prepare for Stage 2.

Here are the top takeaways on EHRs and how EHR could save big bucks for healthcare providers:

  • Outpatient facilities that adopt and use EHR over 15 years could have net savings of $142 billion.
  • Inpatient settings that adopt and use EHR over 15 years can experience net savings of $371 billion.
  • Physicians accumulate around 975 new pages of paper work each week.Nurses using EHR have seen reductions in documentation time up to 45%.

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