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5 Things You Should Know About Your Electronic Medical Records

Electronic Medical Records

By Steven Nissen, MD

Does it seem like everything is going digital? When it comes to your medical records, a move to an electronic format has been ongoing. As of 2013, 78 percent of office-based doctors were using some form of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and paper files are on their way out.

As the EMR becomes more commonplace, doctors aren’t the only ones with access to your medical records. You do as well. You are now able to look at medical reports and ask your doctor questions. This offers you many benefits as a patient, but it’s also important to understand some of the limitations of electronic medical records. Here are some things you should know.

Here are five important things to understand about your EMR.