Trends in Adopting EHR Systems

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By Ami Patel

In an era where technology has seemingly permeated the majority of our lifestyle, the health system continues to struggle with the application and utilization of information technology to create a more efficient and accessible system. The implementation of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) seems like a no-brainer solution to organize the health system, especially in a world where technology has replaced traditional forms of organization and communication with spreadsheets, emails and apps. Then why is the American health system still struggling to adopt a widespread EHR? The answer lies in a fragmented system characterized by a continuum of provider care ranging from traditional, small physician practices to larger, high-tech health centers.

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