Implementation of an EHR technology at a facility usually begins with deciding on what to do with the old paper records and how they should be transferred into the EHR system.

The processes of converting paper records into an electronic format vary from user to user, however, it is unanimously admitted to be a time consuming as well as costly exercise (especially the process of scanning each record).  Depending on the size of the practice, the entire conversion can take several months. Continue reading: EHR Implementation: Managing those old paper records