The Future of Electronic Health Records

September 10, 2018

Ten years ago, one doctor in 10 kept digital records on their patients. The other 90 percent made notes on paper and stored them in manila folders on shelves and in filing cabinets. Paper records had some obvious disadvantages. They took up space, they were difficult to share with other physicians, hospitals, and insurance companies.

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Metro Health is an integrated healthcare system offering expert, award-winning care that’s accessible and convenient with a personal touch. It includes Metro Health Hospital, a 208-bed general acute-care osteopathic teaching hospital located in Wyoming, Michigan, 12 neighborhood physician offices located throughout West Michigan, nationally-recognized heart & vascular services, a wide range of award-winning inpatient and outpatient specialty services, a cancer center developed in partnership with the University of Michigan department of radiation oncology, a wellness and community education program, plus joint ventures with other healthcare providers, a medical education program and more. Metro Health’s work is supported by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the West Michigan community through philanthropy.

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