Gazette Newspapers, May 12, 2008
A Long Beach, Calif. hospital community is joining the electronic revolution by trashing paper records and adopting an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) program. The idea of this is to allow the medical staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital to obtain patient information directly through a password-protected system that contains an medical histories, prescriptions, procedures, etc. This in turn will reduce technical errors and improve the patient’s overall experience.
“There are errors that occur, and we need to work on reducing that,”