The Future of Electronic Health Records

The following is a white paper discussing the future of electronic health records. What was originally created in efforts to make the transferring of health data more efficient, has now become burdensome to doctors and nurses and contributes to burnout. Significant change is needed in this field as EHRs are expected to serve as the backbone of information in healthcare. The paper offers a road map to integrating systemic change by creating a vision for the year 2028 of what a healthcare system would look like with a fluid movement of information and state-of-the-art technology. It discusses the current state of EHR’s and its inefficiencies, along with suggested action points for medical practices, payers, and regulators to address this problem.