Paper Files to Electronic Files

Why is it important to move charts, files, and other health care patient information from paper files to electronic health records (EHR)? What methods are used? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using technology for patient records?

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Read the posts of your peers and respond to two posts. In your response, you may consider the following:

  • Compare advantages and disadvantages you mentioned in your post with that of your peers. What are the similarities and differences in your thoughts?
  • What methods did your peers identify that you did not? Which ones did you identify that your peers did not. Explain.
  • Out of the methods that you and your peers identified, as well as any other method you learned about while reading other posts, do you think there is one that is better than the rest? Explain.
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