Computers have come along way in the past two decades. Health care facilities are switching from paper to computerized medical records every year. Computerized medical records are very convenient. I realize that they are very beneficial because they Allow All of patient’s info such as allergies, medical conditions, current medications, insurance details is easily compacted into a file on computer, The patient’s information can be easily transmitted to other health care professionals, Doctors can now electronically send prescriptions through fax and computers. I'm sure their are many more positives but these are the examples i could think of off the top of my head
We rely greatly on the accurateness of computers. What if computers malfunction? What is the power goes out and a patient’s info cannot be accessed but they need their high-need drug and no one knows the correct dosage for the patient? What if a fax or electronic script is sent to the wrong number and someone outside of the medical world has free access to a patient’s info or their medication?
Is computerized medical record keeping a good idea. Or should we wait for better security methods to prevent these situations from happening.