Gone are the days of doctors sifting through endless stacks of patient medical records or spending hours filling out paperwork. Thanks to the latest advancements in electronic medical records (EMRs), the state’s doctors and hospitals have been able to continue to provide more efficient healthcare delivery throughout a patient’s entire continuum of care.
“EMRs have helped improve medical quality in a number of important ways. … They’ve helped standardize the documentation of clinical information in a manner that allows its capture and use for analysis and quality improvement projects,” confirms Dr. Edward Anselm, medical director for Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey. On the practice level, he notes, EMRs can perform crucial tasks via automated reminders, such as helping doctors ensure that a patient’s preventive screenings are up-to-date.