Will HIPAA encourage or discourage the movement to Electronic Medical Records?

HIPAA will eventually make electronic medical records and electronic signatures a necessity. Only electronic recordkeeping can provide the level of security and confidentiality required by HIPAA. As electronic medical records come into use, the insecurity and limitations of the paper chart will become increasingly evident, and lead to its abandonment.
 

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