Communications Paper Hcs 490

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Communication Paper HCS 490 University of Phoenix Electronic Health Records The primary focus of any organization is communication. Every organization has struggles with, areas of opportunity with, and plans on how to improve communication. Communication is a cornerstone that when properly used drastically increases effectiveness. Electronic medical records are still partially new to the medical field but will increase the effectiveness and speed in which healthcare providers communicate with each other. Benefits According to Awokola, Abioye-Kuteyi, Otoru, Oyegbade, Awokola, Awokola, & Ezeoma (2012) “It is widely accepted that EMRs are superior to paper based records. This is mainly attributed to the non-availability of “multiple…show more content…
Patients are able to go to these sites and get information that is important about the practice or facility. If organization has a Facebook page for their business other patients may be able to communicate with one another and find out if they had similar visits or problems with a visit and if the doctor is running a certain way perhaps patients will be able to leave suggestions and comments for the organization that can make their business better both for the patients’ as well as the overall practice. With the organization having a website they are able to let the patients know if they offer any products or certain services they are able to list the price of the products they offer as well as allow the patients to order them instead of waiting until they get into the office. The patient could also set up their own appointments and fill out any new or updated information about themselves that the health care organization may need for this visit or future visits. Conclusion Electronic Health/Medical Records are a key component in healthcare communication. There are many benefits to EHRs and EMRs and with those benefits there are security risks that need handles properly. Overall effectiveness and productivity will increase while patient wait time decreases. While EMRs are not directly linked to social networking these sites provide a benefit to patients and there is a possibility of eventually linking limited information to these so

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