Infographic: EHR vs. Traditional Paper Records


There are many differences between electronic health records (EHR) and traditional paper-based medical records – probably more than you would expect. The benefits of an EHR are numerous when you compare physicians’ time and finances, the health benefits for patients and the impact to the environment. This infographic compares both record-keeping systems and presents the advantages of adopting a certified EHR system.

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