For many people the world of medical information handling is a mystery. Because of the sensitive nature of medical records, along with a myriad of laws governing access to files, it can even be tough to get a copy of your very own medical records.
Maybe you noticed something a little different the last time you visited the doctor. Was there a computer in the room? Did you get a message after you left letting you know your records were electronically filed?
Electronic health records or EHRs, are digital versions of files and records that personal physicians and doctors’ offices keep on patients.