Family Doctors Will Keep Electronic Medical Records – Part 3 of 3
Electronic health records are good news for all involved, agreed Dr Adam Szerencsy, an internist at New York University Medical Center in New York City and the Epic Medical Director there. Epic is NYU’s electronic vigorousness evidence system.
When the concept first surfaced, many patients were concerned about their privacy. Today’s electronic health records are secure and often have protocols attached to make sure that they don’t fall into the in error hands. A key reason that family doctors are leading the transition is that government incentives make it a little more lucrative for family practitioners than specialists.
Also, “primary care doctors make it patients over time, while subspecialists usually don’t”. For example, a surgeon may treat appendicitis, and then the case is closed. The Holy Grail is thought to be a universal health record where doctors globally can access patient records boilx.herbalhat.com. “We are getting closer. Within the next couple of years, electronic health records will explode across the board”.