Electronic Medical Records

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Increasingly, collections of medical records are stored and shared digitally by multiple medical service providers. RAND research has explored the costs of implementing electronic medical record systems; the benefits accrued, including the improved quality of care; the rate of technology adoption; individual privacy concerns; and the role of government in the use and growth of electronic recordkeeping.

  • A medical record app displaying on a smartphone

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    Patients Could Help Improve Record Matching

    Aug 22, 2018

    When health providers exchange medical records, the success rate can be as low as 50 percent. The ubiquity of mobile phones offers a promising opportunity to create a patient-empowered system to confirm identities that would allow hospitals and other providers to match records more accurately.

  • a physician using a laptop and looking frustrated

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    Quality of Patient Care Drives Physician Satisfaction; Doctors Have Concerns About Electronic Health Records

    Oct 9, 2013

    Being able to provide high-quality health care is a primary driver of job satisfaction among physicians, and obstacles to quality patient care are a source of stress for them. For example, the systems for electronic health records in use today are cumbersome to operate and contribute to their dissatisfaction.

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    Natalie Ernecoff

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education B.S. in neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; M.P.H. in behavioral and comm health sci, University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D. in health policy and management, University of North Carolina

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    Sara E. Heins

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; B.A. in biology, Cornell University

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    Katherine I. Morley

    Research Leader
    Education Ph.D. in population health, The University of Queensland, Australia; Grad. Cert. in health economics, The University of Queensland, Australia; B.Sc.(Hons) in genetics, The University of Queensland, Australia; B.A. in history, The University of Queensland, Australia

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