About a third of doctors are using electronic health records or EHRs. That’s double the number since 2008, says a report in the journal Health Affairs. What we are seeing is an increase of a lot more computers, smartphones and iPads making their way into patient’s exam rooms. But as doctors move more and more toward electronic recording keeping, they face one daunting challenge: How to bring electronic devises into the exam room without losing the human connection with their patients.
EHRs are considered the future of health care for good reason — they can help prevent medical errors.