After maintaining paper records for decades, the renowned health-care provider has embraced digitized health information systems to better manage patient care and trim costs. Adoption has brought some pain.
Then and Now
|Health Care: Electronic Records
|5 Years Ago
||5 Years from Now
|Health-care providers primarily use paper records for billing and scheduling.
||Up to 20% of physicians' offices and 25% of hospitals use electronic patient records, but not all records or systems are able to share information.
||Leading medical researchers work with health-care providers to enhance their use of computer systems; aim is to collect and analyze patient information to tailor treatment for individuals.