Hawaii doctors learn new ways technology can help improve patients' lives

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii doctors learned about new ways technology can help improve a patient's visit.

More than 100 physicians "linked up to sync up" at Saturday's Health Information Technology Summit in Waikiki.

The conference showed doctors how they can transition to electronic health records in their practice.

Doctors we spoke with say going paperless is an all-around plus.

"There's never a lost record.  There's information about the patient not only from my office, but from other offices. That is useful in continuing their medical education and helping the patient get better and continue a good life", said Dr. Dennis Scheppers of the Kauai Medical Clinic.

The Hawaii Health Information Exchange was started four years ago, and it will eventually feed into national electronic records.

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