In 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in the United States. One provision under the act required healthcare entities to integrate electronic medical records (EMRs) into medical practice. Simply put, EMRs are the medical and treatment histories of patient stored in a computer platform.
- What are benefits and consequences of using electronic medical records? Discuss these benefits and consequences as they related to EMR companies, medical providers (physicians, nurses, etc.), and patients.
- What is your personal opinion of EMRs, given the benefits and consequences that you described?
- Include at least 1 outside reference, cited in APA format. This reference needs to be cited both in-text and at the end of the post in a reference list.