The electronic medical record promises to end all the drama involved with paper files - missing files where the data is lost forever, access to the file for multiple staff members at once, and automatic generation of letters, scripts and test requests. The biggest downside to the EMR, I have found, is a lack of desire for change - homeostasis - of staff, coupled with significant expense for roll out. The general aspects of EMR, and specific features relating to oncology practice, will be covered in this topic.
Implementation, benefits, and risks of electronic medical records will be discussed in this topic.
The use of EMR in clinical practice is discussed here.