Paper Has Healthcare Spoiled

Now that electronic medical records implementation is on the rise, some are waxing nostalgic for their old paper charts.

On the EMR and HIPAA Blog, there is a great article on the advantages of paper records over electronic ones, including:

  • Immediate response to open
  • Never a delay when flipping pages
  • Instant on
  • No training needed
  • Multiple page view
  • Fast page switching
  • Flexible to an infinite number of documentation methods
  • Easily supports text and graphic input

Then there was a great comment that posted this humorous video “Medieval Helpdesk”

About Peter Polack

Peter J Polack is founder of emedikon, a medical practice management consulting firm and president of protodrone, a software development company specializing in medical practice applications. A technology columnist for Ophthalmology Management Magazine, he is a managing partner for a large multi-specialty ophthalmology practice in Florida.

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  1. Helpful Information, Thanks by Practice Builders.

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