Based on my experience working as a nurse in ICU, the EMRs is one of the systems that is still having problems even though it was implemented many years ago. In IPD where I work, doctors and nurses are the major users of this system. The doctor’s activities, for example, when they prescribe medication, they need to doubling their jobs on both paper and electronic format as they need to print out Doctor’s order sheet from EMRs (that store every forms of patient’s documents) and write it down manually and then scan and keep them back into the EMRs system later ><, while at the same time they need to enter prescription process again on computer to allow Pharmacists to know what they need in order to prepare the medication from Pharmacy room.
Another example is the doctor’s progress notes and nurses’s note which we need to summarise every shift/day, we are still unable to insert data directly on the system, we do the same: print > write > scan which consider to be our workload, waste of time and also waste a lot of paper. Lastly, I also agree as others that the paper documentation with handwriting is really difficult to decipher when multidisciplinary team need to review the documents and it is also increase risk of potential errors especially medication error which is quite common.