A Brief Note On The Ehr System Will Foster Faster, Quality And More Efficient Care

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An interoperable EHR system will foster faster, quality and more efficient care by allowing clinicians and physicians’ access to the individual’s medical record in its entirety. It will proffer research, new best practices, and pharmaceutical suggestions to treat the patient based on their symptoms and illnesses (Commission on Systemic Interoperability, 2005). It is prudent to follow certain processes such as initiating, planning, executing, closing, monitoring and controlling processes in order to implement the EHR properly.
Initiating processes consist of project formulation, feasibility studies, strategic design, and sign-off to the next phase. The initiation process determines the method to identify and change processes effectively with an EHR. Moreover, feasibility studies entail a readiness assessment, a general Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, and technical reviews of several categories of the EHR implementation (Amatayakul, 2012). The objective of this phase is to do the research and provide them to the executive management as to why an EHR is necessary and obtain their consent (Amatayakul, 2012).
Next, the planning process begins to focus on the specifics. A specific migration path is created, including the goals and tentative schedules. In addition, the planning phase develops teams and tasks, chooses vendors and negotiate contracts, and creates a comprehensive implementation plan (Amayayakul, 2012).
The execution phase comprises the implementation steps. In…
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