The world today is more connected than ever. The human race has made incredible leaps in technological discoveries, and these advancements could prove to be instrumental in pushing us further along and closer to even more discoveries and developments. The sometimes difficult thing to grasp, when looking at the big picture, is how much information can fit in such small spaces, or in the intangible cloud. And it is truly remarkable to think of the intricacies of the complex machines that connect us and connect that information. Think for a moment about PCB fabrication and assembly. The time, energy, and understanding of such sophisticated systems that must go into such a process are astonishing.
More and more health care clinics are making the jump to electronic health records to help improve the care they provider to their patients. When the computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system is used, the number of medical mistakes that is made is reduced by about 55%. When a CPOE system is used along with a CDS system will lower the rates of medication errors by as much as 86%. There are many benefits of electronic health records. These are some of the main ones.
- Information is easier to share. Many people do not just have one personal physician. They see multiple specialists. When the health records and created using electronic methods, doctors and other medical professionals can easily share that data with each other, which is a great way to limit the amount of bad experie