Electronic health records or electronic medical records depending on where you are reading are becoming a growing trend in the health care field. When we go to the doctor’s office, we are familiar with a folder containing all of our medical visits, immunizations we have received, and medical treatments we may have also received. All of this information is kept in a folder and either stored on site or it is sent off to a storage facility. The new trend of electronic health records are suppose to simplify and make things a lot easier for both the patient and the health care workers. Imagine going to a doctor’s appointment for a physical and your medical records were not present.
The information available in the documentation should be legitimated and if it is handwritten, we have to en... ... middle of paper ... ..., improving the patient care and decreasing the medical faults. There are lots of research issues in electronic health records which require an optimal solution. In developed countries, already they have started to treat their parents through online and maintaining their medical records electronically. In India, popular medical centres, health organizations and hospitals gradually converting their patient’s paper based information into electronic records. In future, this will become universal for all hospitals, and health care centres.
In this role I assist each physician by gathering health information and performing ophthalmic testing when required by the physician and accurately enter data into the patient’s electronic medical record. As a system analyst I create and edit features within the Personal He... ... middle of paper ... ...national Journal of Medical Informatics , 79, pp. 478-491. Nirel, N., Rosen, B., Sharon, A., Blondhiem, O., Sherf, M., Smuel, H., et al. (2010).
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This information suggests that when there is a problem in the medical field, those who address it attempt to gather opinions from everyone who is involved before proceeding. It has been proven by multiple studies that this system of record keeping does in fact have potential to significantly improve patient health through efficiency, and it is because of this that the majority of hospitals have already completed, or begun the transfer from paperless to electronic (Otieno, Toyama, Asonuma, Kanai-Pak, & Naitoh,
Clinical documentation has been used throughout healthcare to analyze care provided to a patient, communicate important information between healthcare providers and patients, and provide medical records that will help patients track their conditions. The Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have revolutionized the process of clinical documentation through direct care to the patient. This electronic health record is a new technology that helps maintain patient’s privacy. Both computers and EHRs can facilitate and improve the clinical documentation methods, which is beneficial for all patients, the care teams, and health care organizations. In this case, documentation improvement has a direct impact on patients by providing quality information.
It has several benefits because it allows tracking the data over time and identifying and monitoring and improving as it allows the patients to identify the patient visits and screenings. Electronic health record will serve as the source for the electronic medical record. There is a difference between the emr and ehr where electronic health record is used to share information from all providers. The data stored in the ehr can be modified, updated, and share by the trusted providers. Risk assessment in such cases will have to make up an enterprise for medical practice called as Medco.
The goal for electronic health is to unite all healthcare by making patient records available to all providers in order to improve the quality of care patients receive. eHealth can be adopted into hospitals, physicians’ offices, and even ambulatory services. A 2006 study found, “Ambulatory EHRs improve the structure of care delivery, improve clinical processes, and enhance outcomes” (Shekelle 61). With professionals working together, procedures, scans, tests, and even visits to the hospital can be eliminated and in turn reduce the hospital’s expenses. However, this reduction may not add up to the investment the facilities will have to make.
It helps to coordinate patient’s care, reduces treatments, and prevents costly mistakes. The first benefit of the HIE security is to increase efficiency that eliminates many paperwork that is unnecessary (www.healthit.gov). Another benefit that will help medical practices is to have better security in HIEs and to facilitate efficient deployment of emerging technology, health care services, and exchange of healthcare among patient providers. Lastly, it decreases the cost in redundant tests and procedures. The reason why the HIEs needs to be cautious in protecting medical records and all the medical practices because it helps prevent errors so that everyone involved in patient’s care rather it in primary care settings or in the emergency department.
Due to the upcoming requirement for medical offices to convert paper-based medical records into an EMR database, this topic needs to be addressed. With EMRs, it eliminates the time that is spent on locating charts, allows more than one person to access the file, and eliminates the errors that often occur on prescriptions that are written out. Time that is spent on searching for charts can now be spent on tasks that are more important. This recommendation should take top priority due to the number of benefits it will create for the overall facility. With their mission statement involving providing all ages the best quality of care possible, EMRs will put all their information at the fingertips of the staff which would speed up the response time and provide quicker prescription refills with less errors.