Electronic charting

January 1, 2004
Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark is a medical writer based in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

San Diego - Electronic medical records are more efficient than paper charts, but dermatology practices have been slow to catch on because of its costs, said Lawrence Martinelli, M.D. He said EMRs can actually save time and money for physicians who learn to adapt their office systems and buy only what they need. He spoke at the 41st Infectious Disease Society of America annual meeting here.