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Electronic Medical Records: A Primer, by Todd Hendrickson, Lawyerist Blog


I’ve litigated personal injury cases for nearly 25 years and I’ve read literally millions of pages of medical records. The advent of electronic medical records (EMRs, also known as EHRs for Electronic Health Records) was touted as the answer to many litigators complaints: Handwritten records were often incomplete, confusing and illegible. And while a printout is (usually) legible, EMRs bring with them a host of other problems and considerations. If you deal with medical records in your practice, there are some things you should know.