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Unformatted text preview: Electronic medical records can be a curse when not done correctly. I work for the Department of the Army, and they are still in the process of fully implementing Electronic Medical records, and it is indeed a blessing and a curse. When you have a contractor/system in place that does not allow for swift corrections of errors to records, merging of duplicate records, etc. it can be hard on the patient because they sometimes have problems getting care because their electronic medical records are all messed up. Also, it takes anywhere from 4 weeks to 4 months to get a record cleared up and corrected because the system is universal and it there are literally millions of entries to be corrected, and only one site that does the corrections....
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- Winter '10