Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Differences between computer files and patient manual case note




Computer Files
Patient Manual Case Note
They are stored as soft copy folders in the computer.
They are stored in hard copy in office flat files in the shelves

They are very convenient to carry and transfer from one person to another since they can be sent as attached files.
They are usually very difficult to transfer especially if they are very many. They have to be physically carried from one person to another.
They cannot be easily accessed by an unauthorised user especially if the computer is password protected.
They are easily accessed by unauthorised users since they are kept on the shelf and cannot be password protected.
Large amount of information can be stored conveniently.
It becomes cumbersome to store information when dealing with large amount of information.

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