Electronic Health Records In Modern Times. Hcad 4352-24433.

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Electronic Health Records in Modern Times HCAD 4352-24433 Emily Spanihel April 29,2017 Table of Contents Executive Summary………………………………………………………………..3 Literature Review………………………………………………………………......4 Discussion……………………………………………………………………….....6 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………6 References………………………………………………………………………….8 Executive Summary Our world has been radically transformed by digital technology – smart phones, tablets, and web-enabled devices have transformed our daily lives and the way we communicate. Medicine is an information-rich enterprise. A greater and more seamless flow of information within a digital health care infrastructure, created by electronic health records (EHRs), encompasses and…show more content…
The HER automates access to information and has the potential to streamline the clinician’s workflow. In the 1960’s, a doctor named Lawrence L. Weed was the first to break the concept for electronic health records. Weed described a system to automate and reorganize to improve patient records to their use and thus contributing to improving the patient care. Weed’s work formed the basis of the PROMIS project at the University of Vermont which began in 1967 to develop EHR. Some pros of the electronics health record are the following. The use of EMRs supposedly reduces errors in medical records. There is no doubt that handwritten records are subject to lots of human errors due to misspelling, illegibility, and differing terminologies. With the use of EMRs standardization of patient health records may eventually become achievable. Paper records can be easily lost. We have heard how fires, floods and other natural catastrophes destroy physical records of many years, data which are lost forever. Digital records can be stored virtually forever and can be kept long after the physical records are gone. EMRs also help keep records of health information that patients tend to forget with time, i.e. inoculations, previous illnesses and medications. Improve quality and convenience of patient care,

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