Electronic Health Records Software Saves Time
Another one of the EMR benefits is that this type of software can help save time. At MemorialCare health system in California, which has adopted electronic medical records at all of its hospitals, less than 4 percent of physician orders are written, thus eliminating almost all transcription errors. As a result, satisfaction has increased as physicians are able to more easily retrieve complete patient medical electronic records information. Also, turnaround times for initial physician orders of ‘stat’ medications are on average reduced from 41 to 6 minutes.
Fewer phone calls to clarify physician medical orders and the increased efficiency of electronic health records software means more time for clinicians to help patients. Further EMR benefits include the prevention of unnecessary orders and diagnostic tests, reduction of medical errors and improvement in patient care.