Electronic Health Records: How They Connect You and Your Doctors

December 22, 2012 | By

How do electronic health records (EHRs) connect you and your doctor? In the past, medical data was only stored on paper, making it difficult for your health care providers to share your information. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of doctors using an EHR system grew about 57%, making it easier for you and all of your doctors to coordinate your care, and often reducing the chance of medical errors. Where are electronic health records headed?

In this infographic from HealthIT.gov, view the history of electronic health records and see how they may improve your health and health care in the future.

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Electronic Health Records: How They Connect You and Your Doctors

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