The shift from paper to electronic health records (EHRs) has brought fundamental change to healthcare operations.
Boosted by the 2009 HITECH Act, EHR adoption by hospitals is now near-universal at 96%, according to a HHS report. Digital medical records have helped streamline workflows, reduce errors, and improve coordination of care. Thanks to technology, we’ve said goodbye to thick manila folders, unsecured paper, and cumbersome filing cabinets. 
 By George Kerr for Cisco