The Timeline of Medical Records

January 31, 2013 | 1:58

An entertaining and informative video depicting the progression of medical records through time. Recurring themes of frustration and inefficiency are contrasted with the new innovation of electronic health records. The depiction of the cave-woman, the ancient Roman, the man from the colonial times, and a modern day agitated person who doesn't have time to wait was aimed at showing how dated the conventional record keeping is. The last scene in the video contrasts the conventional system and portrays the simplicity and convenience of Blue Button. This video encourages viewers to visit www.healthit.gov/bluebutton to learn more about the new way to access medical records.

Content last reviewed on March 28, 2018
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