Posted by Jessi Turnure
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Millions of health care records are now just a click away, and facilities across the country are seeing improvements in health care because of this.
According to the USA Today website, digital records reduce the duplication of tests and procedures, eliminate prescription errors, and provide patients with better access to their own health records.
More than 55 percent of the nation's health care providers and more than 80 percent of hospitals now have electronic records.
"We're gonna reach a day where it will be very difficult to practice medicine as a physician and do it on paper," NEA Baptist Clinic CEO Darrell King said.
King said the clinic went digital about ten years ago.
He said the switch is better for doctors. "Instead of having things in eight different pieces, it all comes together in that electronic record. So it really gives them better tools to help diagnose and treat."