REGULATORY REVIEW: Electronic Health Records for ASCs


Electronic Health Records for ASCs

The current state and what is coming down the pipeline

In February 2015, the consulting firm Accenture released market research that showed steady growth in the healthcare information technology (HIT) industry, driven largely by uptake of EHRs. EHRs are technology systems that electronically capture patient-provider encounter information, securely store the digital data and make that information available for future reference by patients, clinicians and insurers. The potential benefits of such a system include streamlined provider workflows, increased information sharing across sites of service, reduction in medical errors, increased patient access to their health record and better medication tracking.

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