benefits of integrating electronic health records

Providing accurate, up-to-date, and complete information about patients at the point of care
Enabling quick access to patient records for more coordinated, efficient care
Securely sharing electronic information with patients and other clinicians
Helping providers more effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care
Improving patient and provider interaction and communication, as well as health care convenience

Enabling safer, more reliable prescribing
Helping promote legible, complete documentation and accurate, streamlined coding and billing
Enhancing privacy and security of patient data
Helping providers improve productivity and work-life balance
Enabling providers to improve efficiency and meet their business goals
Reducing costs through decreased paperwork, improved safety, reduced duplication of testing, and improved health.