Abstract

Electronic health records (EHR) have been changing how patients’ records are accessed and used in healthcare facilities. Teaching hospitals have been in the process of changing their patients’ records to electronic formats. These transformations make the EHR easily accessible to health professionals and improve the quality of patient service. Nevertheless, the implementation of EHR has come with challenges for medical students’ access to patients for their training. There have been legal and ethical challenges that come with access to the EHR by medical students. Generally, medical students cannot have access to the EHR for the training. This can affect the training of medical students who are eventually going to use the EHR to provide service to patients. This paper considers EHR access and its uses by medical students.

Keywords

Electronic Health Records (EHR), Access, Training, Medical students