The case for adoption of medical records is compelling. The use of EHR systems opens the door to opportunities for federal incentives. Furthermore, EHR systems can help protect healthcare organizations from fines while maintaining compliance. Additionally, when chosen, implemented, and used appropriately, EHR systems can make healthcare more efficient, less expensive, and improve the quality of care by making patients’ medical history easily accessible to all who treat them.
The last decade has seen significant growth in adoption of EHRs by healthcare organizations. A decade ago, around 90% of physicians updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, 83% of physicians had adopted EHR systems. As the adoption of EHR systems has grown over the last 10 years, so too has the need to change systems due to physician dissatisfaction and mergers and acquisitions.
Many healthcare organizations have turned to a process known as EHR data conversion to maintain access to and integrity of legacy data. Understanding the differences between manual and automated EHR data conversion can be a challenge. Here, we explore the different types of EHR data conversion available to your organization.
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