The Electronic Medical Record: Promises and Problems


Despite the growth of computer technology in medicine, most medical encounters are still documented on paper medical records. The electronic medical record has numerous documented benefits, yet its use is still sparse. This article describes the state of electronic medical records, their advantage over existing paper records, the problems impeding their implementation, and concerns over their security and confidentiality.

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4571(199512)46:10%3C772::AID-ASI9%3E3.0.CO;2-0

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@article{Hersh1995TheEM, title={The Electronic Medical Record: Promises and Problems}, author={William R. Hersh}, journal={JASIS}, year={1995}, volume={46}, pages={772-776} }