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Op-Ed “Why Electronic Health Records Matter” –

Amanda Parsons and Larry K. McReynolds, provide their commentary on “Why Electronic Health Records Matter”.

For as long as we can remember, modern medicine has operated without a complete picture of the patient. Doctors rely on their own records to understand a person’s health history, but records compiled during patient visits to other health care settings may not be readily available, leaving the treating physician without essential knowledge to guide the patient’s care.

Thanks to the Statewide Health Information Network of New York and its nine regional health information organizations, this has started to change…

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