Electronic medical record- a brief overview

Sandra Ernest Joseph and Abraham Johnson

The electronic medical record (EMR) is a promising technology which enables a physician to maintain the records of the patient in the most organized manner, than possible with paper-based records. However, doing this is not as easy as it sounds. It has been found through various qualitative studies that quality improvement depends mainly on the way the physicians' use the EMR-and not paper-for most of their daily tasks. This article provides an overview of barriers that physicians might possibly see in the EMR implementation process and, as such, could be valuable for EMR policymakers and implementers.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/23956429.ijcmpr20170060