Grant Money to Help Health Records Go Electronic
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allocates millions in incentives to spur the adoption of Electronic Health Records. EHR or Electronic Health Record, can cut down on this paperwork and smooth the flow of information among practices, hospitals, and insurance companies. When the patients' history and treatment protocols are stored on computer, there are fewer hours wasted on paperwork and fewer mistakes and delays in treatment. Transferring electronic records to other practices and hospitals is significantly faster and easier than sending paper, and it helps physicians grasp medical histories quickly and coordinate patient care more effectively.