Short List of EMR Benefits

Posted on May 8, 2007 I Written By

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In my business plan I made a short list of benefits that can come from implementing an EMR.

• Avoid Medical Mistakes – there have been 44,000-98,000 deaths due to medical errors
• Reduce Costs – An EMR significantly reduces and often eliminates transcription and medical records costs
• Increases Revenue – Complete and proper documentation with an EMR can allow doctors to charge insurance companies a higher rate while avoiding liability
• Precise Medical Record – An EMR makes a record more legible, accessible and consistent
• Meet Standards – An EMR is required for some accreditation standards and helps meet legal and regulatory requirements
• Improve Efficiency – Being able to share and access patient data quickly from any location improves the clinical workflow and efficiency

I thought this was a pretty succinct way to describe the benefits of EMR implementation.