EMR Vendors Essay example

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1. "EMR vendors are being stretched to the limits by requirements to support multiple standards across the country" is this good or bad, why so?
"EMR vendors are being stretched to the limits by requirements to support multiple standards across the country". One of the functions of EMR is to make possible to transfer data into information and to support the knowledge; other indicator of quality is its interoperability (De.ryerson.ca, 2013 CHIT 100), in order to meet these requirements EMR system has to support multiple standards. This is required not only to be able to be used across the facilities and/or networks, but also to make it highly functional and interoperable with EHR. Vendors are required to make EMR system maximum functional
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In addition, use of provincial standards developed by CIHI, Infoway, will make easy vendors’ job and help standardization process. I do think that meeting requirement of supporting multiple standards is good idea; however vendors should try to keep the system as simple as possible to use, to not discourage and raise resistance among health care providers. EMR systems have to meet requirement to support multiple standards across the country in order to be able:
• To understand, translate, code, accumulate, analyze different indicators, both in terms of administrative, statistical and medical use;
• To be used across the medical and diagnostic facilities, all over the province,
• To be adjustable, interoperable and multifunctional.

2. "Reusing standards" the article discusses issues from the author's perspective, what is your opinion in this regards?
In my opinion ‘reusing of standards’ is a good idea. Off cause with about twenty years of history of EMR, this is not a case when everything new is well forgotten old; however the other proverb - why reinvent the wheel is a good fit for it. Existed standards can be utilized, if there is no technical problem. If the new system is not compatible and its’ use will require much more job to be done to integrate the standards, then vendor should decide how to meet client’s requirement. Use of existing standards is beneficial not only in terms of having ready the part of the job, but also in terms of
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