Emerging Electronic Medical Records (EMR) markets like Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Russia, India and China “may experience rapid growth in the coming years. In fact, they may leapfrog developed nations’ levels of EMR adoption and usage,” said ITAZ CEO Shiraz Ahmed, citing a study conducted by Accenture. He was speaking at the Electronic Medical Records Seminar held on October 28 at Bandar Sunway, Malaysia.
The seminar highlighted how managing medical records electronically can help the healthcare industry boost its operational efficiency, make life easier for doctors and help eliminate hassles for patients. EMR adoption would help doctors to access patient reports faster, enabling them to begin treating the patients promptly. For the patients, this would mean their treatment starts early and they recover sooner.
An added but important benefit of managing records electronically is minimizing the use of paper. Going paper free not only helps save the environment, but also helps organizations cut costs in terms of time, effort and money.
The event coincided with the World Paper Free Day.