Several advantages of EMR listed include:
Better medical security. Since data can be backed up and stored offsite, EMRs are less subject to potential physical damage, data loss and even forgery than paper records.
EMRs reduce patient wait times, as there’s no need to wait for charts to be pulled by a treating health care specialist.
Data stored in an EMR can be sent more easily than paper records. Digital records can be transferred faster in the case of emergencies, as well.