The good news about such a system is that physicians can check on their patients in terms of completing prescriptions, rather than having to take their word for it.
We took note of this in the story, an accommodation for the not-so-paperless:
Cronin pointed out that while the project is designed to share information electronically, physicians will not be precluded from obtaining the information simply because they don't have an EHR. "We'll still get the information to them by fax or regular mail," as well, he said.So doctors do not have to use EMR to benefit from the program Still, Kalorama believes that with a major pharmacy chain now submitting information about patients that is easily to adapt into an EMR, the usefulness of adopting a system increases. The more EMR is relevant to all facets of practice, the higher adoption should grow.