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The importance of digital health records in emergency medicine

Dr. Rafi Setrak explains the importance of having access to digital health records in emergency medicine.

Dr. Rafi Setrak, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Niagara Health, talks about the important role digital health records play in his practice working in the Emergency department.

The Emergency department is on call 24/7, 365 days a year and one of the challenges the department faces is having access to an up-to-date patient medical history.

Having up-to-date digital health records helps ensure patient safety by reducing duplicate tests and potential adverse drug reactions and, results in making more informed decisions—while relieving the burden on patients to keep track of their medical history.