For using EMR instead of the traditional paper-based medical records, there are both Pros and Cons of using as below:
– High-cost system implementation.
– Time-less operation and manage data.
1.2 Paper-Based Medical Records
– Require more personnel to manage and maintain paper files.
– Spend time in operation and manage data.
– Can be stored in a private and secure cloud, allowing the use of fewer resources and providing easier access.
2.2 Paper-Based Medical Records
– Need space to store the document in a long-term period, ex. large warehouse, large room ete.
– There are backup data storage daily or monthly and can setup security levels for unauthorized users.
– Risk in authorization, the security of an internal electronic storage system (Incase of pool security setting)
3.2 Paper-Based Medical Records
– Risk in data loss by human error, or damage as a result of a natural disaster such as a fire or flood. (many facilities keep just one copy of a paper record)
4. Readability and Accuracy
– Often difficult to read and understand. (mostly due to the physician’s illegible penmanship)
– Often written with standardized typeface and terminology.
4.2 Paper-Based Medical Records
– Often have insufficient space for healthcare professionals to write all necessary information.
– Allow healthcare professionals to access the information they need almost instantly.
– Ease of use, fast access, and patients are treated in a more timely manner.
5.2 Paper-Based Medical Records
– Take time to use, most of them are stored in the warehouse and store that far from the clinical room.
– Spend time to find data and may not on-time in usage.