AAOS Board approves new EMR position statement

By Howard Mevis

“Access to and correct usage of patient Electronic Health Records (EHRs)/Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) provide major benefits to patients and physicians alike. When properly designed and utilized, EHRs can improve patient safety, increase clinical efficiency, reduce costs, allow seamless transfer of vital patient information, and allow physicians to better use their time and expertise treating patients.”

So begins the newly adopted AAOS Position Statement on Electronic Health Records. An educational tool, the statement was developed by the members of the EMR Project Team, led by Thomas C. Barber, MD.

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