Electronic medical record

Dr. Timko uses a computer based clinical chart, which is a replacement for the paper based system. Exams, x-rays, photos, clinical notes, and anything that would normally be present in a paper chart, can be entered or scanned into the patients electronic medical record. The electronic medical record allows for efficient storage and retrieval of these records. This increased efficiency is great aid in making a proper diagnosis. Handwritten prescriptions can be associated with poor legibility, which can contribute to medical errors. This scenario is eliminated by the typewritten prescriptions which are produced in the electronic medical record.