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The Dangers of Electronic Medical Records

October 14, 2015 by Laraine Kelley

The advent of new technology has revolutionized virtually every facet of our lives. We see changes in business operations, social communication, and even in the way we receive medical care. In recent years, hospitals, emergency rooms, and doctors' offices across the country have begun utilizing new technology to replace handwritten patient records with a new tool called electronic medical records (EMRs). Although EMRs are meant to improve the way medical professionals provide care, you should be aware of the fact that EMRs may be a source of harm to patients.