Privacy, Network Effects and Electronic Medical Record Technology Adoption

  title={Privacy, Network Effects and Electronic Medical Record Technology Adoption},
  author={Amalia R. Miller and Catherine Tucker},
An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) allows medical providers to store and transfer patient information using computers rather than paper records. The ability to transfer existing medical information about a patient to another hospital electronically could be beneficial or detrimental to hospitals. On one hand, the ability to transfer patient records electronically can improve patient safety and reduce the time medical staff spends on paperwork. On the other hand, creating transferable records… CONTINUE READING


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