Electronic Medical Records in Primary Care: Are we there yet?

Gurinder Singh Grewal


ABSTRACT: Though the number of physicians using electronic medical records (EMR) is rising, not all physicians in Canada are readily adopting the technology. Recent data suggests that EMR are making a difference for physicians, patients, and the health care system by increasing efficiency, decreasing mistakes, and improving patient safety. Despite these benefits, significant barriers remain. As technological innovations in health care continue to evolve, increased adoption of EMR systems could become a key factor in improving the quality of health care delivery and producing better outcomes for patients in Canada.

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