Watch how access to electronic medical records could have saved Regina's husband's life.
Regina Holliday tells the story about how her husband Fred's life could have been more comfortable and potentially saved if his health records had been stored as an electronic health record (EHR) instead of on paper.
Fred Holliday was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and throughout his diagnosis and treatment was unable to conveniently obtain his medical records. Access to his paper medical records was nearly impossible to get, was costly and extremely time consuming.
Regina knew that if her husband's records had been stored as an EHR both her husband's doctors and she would have had access to the health information instantly, thus allowing for the coordination and continuity of care required of a cancer patient.
EHRs allow doctors to provide more effective treatment to their patients.