What do EMR / EHR have to do with Thanksgiving? Actually, quite a lot. EMRs can make getting sick and landing up in a hospital far from home, at Grandma’s house, a lot less terrible. With well functioning EMRs, if you end up in an emergency room far from home and your doctors over the holidays, your medications and medical history, as well as your insurance information, names and phone numbers of your relatives, etc. can be available to the medical staff who treat you. This should make your care more efficient and safer for you.
So let us gives thanks for progress in medical software technology that can help us all. We all know there are many glitches over the river and through the woods, but the goals are good and worth pursuing.