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Doctors think electronic records are better than paper

Posted On Fri, November 4, 2011

A recent survey from GfK Roper and Practice Fusion showed that most doctors support electronic record keeping.

In total, 54 percent of physicians think it is safer for consumer's medical information to be electronic, while 18 percent noted that paper is the better route, the survey reported. When examining those doctors in favor of the plan, more than 60 percent noted the best perk is the heightened availability to the documents.

"The medical community is rejecting paper charts and embracing technology," said Dr. Robert Rowley, Practice Fusion's medical director. "As a practicing physician using an EHR, I understand the benefits and some of the concerns both physicians and patients have."

Consumers may want to link up with a doctor that supports electronic record keeping, as it could be safer and more organized. In addition, check to see if the current insurance plan offers a doctor that does this. If not, it may be a good idea to compare other health insurance quotes and find something that is affordable and has what a person is looking for.

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