Electronic Health Records Are Helpful For Physicians And Healthcare Providers

1048 Words Jan 29th, 2015 5 Pages
Mary K Horne
Electronic Health Record Transitioning
Professor Deana Lamolinare
Devry University
HIT 170

Electronic health records are helpful to physicians and healthcare providers, because they can be used between different health facilities and agencies. The Electronic Health Record system can be used to improve the effectiveness, quality care, and reduce cost in the future. This record of information contains the history of the patient’s visits to a healthcare facility along with all documentation regarding contact information, patient histories and allergies. The record also contains a list of medications, billing information, and data pertaining to the patient’s visit. The computerized physician order entry (CPOE) allows the physician to electronically enter patient’s orders and view a patient’s lab or x-ray results. It can help detect adverse effects or medical errors and reduce less suffering of the patient if he/she were to receive the wrong medications.

Moving to an EHR can be difficult and the advantages may be unclear and the disadvantages may seem immense. The EHR is an electronic version of a patient’s medical history, maintained by the provider over time, and includes all administrative, clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, diagnosis, progress notes, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, lab and radiology reports. (CMS.gov, 2011). The principle object here is…
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