Paperless or Less Paper: Realistic Goals in Dermatology Practice

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Who benefits and who pays for the electronic health records? Patients may obtain better health care, while payers benefit from lower costs. Providers pay greater costs to implement health information technology, however, and may experience lower revenues after implementation. Although large multispecialty practices or medical centers may benefit from electronic health record systems, dermatologists-particularly those in dermatology specialty groups or in solo practice-may be adequately served by document-management systems that are less complex and less expensive. This article offers a perspective on medical record documentation alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008


  • EHR
  • document management
  • electronic health record
  • office efficiency
  • paperless
  • software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology


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