Q. What are the advantages/disadvantages for electronic health records?

I am looking for cons and pros of the electronic health records. I need information on the advantages and disadvantages on this subject. Is it better than having it on paper, is it more risky than having it on a computer where it can be accessible for everybody.


If you are looking for information on pros and cons of EHRs, you can try the keywords:

  • Computerized patient record
  • Electronic health records
  • Medical records -- Safety and security measures
  • Right of privacy

NOTE: Using words such as advantages/disadvantages and pro/con rarely get you good results.  Try the searches recommended for the databases listed below and evaluate the articles you find to see if they list advantages and/or disadvantages.

For books or ebooks, check the Book Catalog.

For articles, check the databases below. Start at the Online Resources page and click on Health Sciences. If you are off-campus, you will need to use your 14 digit Library Number, which can be found on your ID Card or on the Login Assistance page in MyBaker.

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  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  • Answered By Baker Librarians

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