Many Medical Practices Still Can’t Share Electronic Medical Records

Posted On : October 1, 2014,   Time : 4:24 pm

Medical practices and hospitals across the country are investing billions of dollars to install sophisticated electronic medical record systems. Yet despite all the money being spent, in many instances the various systems do not talk to one another.

That is the case with Dr. Raghuvir B. Gelot, an eye, nose and throat specialist who practices in North Carolina. The New York Times has reported that he cannot send or share patient medical records with the hospital he practices at because they do not have compatible systems.

We’ve spent half a million dollars on an electronic health record system about three years ago, and I’m faxing all day long. I can’t send anything electronically over it,” Dr. William L. Rich III, a member of a nine-person ophthalmology practice in Northern Virginia, told the New York Times.

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Read the New York Times article here.

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