Universal Adoption of Electronic Health Records Pays Off

24 Aug 2011

Read a recent oped by Randall D. Cebul, M.D., Project Director for Better Health Greater Cleveland. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is certainly a contentious topic in American politics, but the provision that encourages doctors to better utilize electronic health records (EHRs) should be widely supported.  EHRs allow health care professionals to easily assess your medical history, order and review needed tests, monitor results over time and measure the care they provide against nationally endorsed standards for quality treatment. Information can be confidentially shared among providers so that everyone who treats you has the same information -- a comprehensive look at your care. In addition to improving the quality of care, EHRs can lower everyone’s health care costs by eliminating redundant tests."