Impact of E-Health The conflict with the patients’ desires for the e-Health activities, such as Web messaging and PHRs would be the patients needs for confidentiality. As for the consumers, so many things that are an unknown variables as far as who own, secure, and the share the patients private health
Thelma Nkinen Week 12 Health informatics is the subject concerned with the application of information and communications technologies (ICT) to acquire, process, interpret, store, transmit and retrieve health-related and healthcare data, using the derived information and knowledge in healthcare delivery, education, management and research. This paper discusses in detail an overview of health informatics and its applications. It also discusses some advantages and disadvantages of health informatics, identifies some of the recent trends in the health industry as a result of the adoption and implementation of electronic medical records.
Computer Based Medical Records Abstract In the medical field there have been a lot of technological advances and making health records electronic is one of them. The days of having a paper health record are almost obsolete. An electronic health record keeps a patient’s medical information and history on a computer which is accessible to more people in less time. I will explain how the continuity, communication, coordination and accountability of the electronic health record can help the medical office. I will explain what can be included in the electronic health record. As an advocate of the electronic health record I will also explain some disadvantages to the electronic system.
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Accessibility The accessibility of health records is an advantage to everyone involved in the care of the patient and their outcome. The informatics designs a program with an Information Technology (IT) team to collect data, and retrieve data for the healthcare team. The programs designed are to have information updated on continuous bases and shared with the providers of the patient care (Crane & Crane, 2008, p. 139). Responding to patient’s needs is faster due to the continuously updated information, shared information with the healthcare team, and easier access retrieval from multiple locations. The accessibility of information can be adapted for the use e-health. E-health is the communication through electronic devices to keep the patient and healthcare team informed. Asoh and Rivers (2010) stated the benefits of e-health is the accessibility of information and services from “anytime and anywhere” to use in the care and benefit of the patient (p. 182).
Kreps and Neuhauser (2010) reviewed significant communication concerns included in the model of efficient and humane eHealth applications to assist in directing strategic implementation and development of health information technologies. The article described the communication transformation developing in the creation of a wide-range of new eHealth applications, which included the electronic health record (Kreps & Neuhauser, 2010). The adoption, implementation, and development of a wide range of new eHealth applications have the potential to improve the quality of care patients receive, increase provider and patient access to pertinent health information, decrease healthcare mistakes, encourage acceptance of a healthy lifestyle and increase collaboration among healthcare providers (Kreps & Neuhauser, 2010). The conclusions from this article emphasized the importance of creating applications that are interoperable, easy to use, appealing, accessible, and communicate the correct information needed to yield the best possible patient care (Kreps & Neuhauser, 2010).
It's easy to see how patients can benefit from e-Health. Every visit to a healthcare professional, or a hospital or other medical facility, may result in important information about their health being created and stored at that specific location. E-Health will allow this information to be much more easily shared between the health care providers involved in their care.
External standards, regulations and initiatives The health care sector is impacted by numerous changes and challenges, such as increasing need for health care provision, changing demands from patients or rapidly evolving technologies. In the context of evolving technologies, the developments occur not only in the actual provision of the medical act, but also at the level of the complementary operations, such as health care information management.
eHealth is an application of information and communication technologies which can help manage and improve healthcare. According to McClure, “The global impact of e-Health is being manifested in the reduction of healthcare costs and improved efficiency through better retention and retrieval of records, better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times and fewer or shorter hospital stays” (as cited in Isabalija, Mayoka, Rwashana, & Mbarika, 2011). One of the most important factors that influences eHealth adoption amongst the healthcare organizations and providers is the financial incentives provided by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act of 2009 was signed into law to promote widespread use of electronic medical records (EMRs) and supporting technologies. As per the provision in the HITECH Act, the healthcare providers who adopt EMR system and manifests the “meaningful use” (MU) criteria by 2015 will receive incentives under
Healthcare Informatics/IT Ashford University Healthcare Capstone MHA 690 Healthcare Informatics/IT Rural areas tend to be underserved and often excluded from new advancements in technology and healthcare. Small and rural communities often need help overcoming issues in the healthcare environment related to distance, personnel shortages, and implementing new technology. According to AHRQ, although adoption rates for new technology have progressed over recent years; however, overall rates are still low. “Clinical health information technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs), computerized provider order entry (CPOE), and electronic medication administration record (eMAR) systems are problematic areas (AHRQ, 2011). The Agency for
The goal of the organization is to develop a single patient engagement platform across all care settings. This platform should contain predictive healthcare management tools that will empower patients to better manage their health and coordinate with all of their providers.
Health information technique is biggest term in today’s era, technology used for various administrative, operations management, and direct clinical functions in health care organization. An electronic health record (EHR) is define by the Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounter in any health care setting including patient demographics, progress
In this paper, I will discuss the issue of health informatics and will be focusing on electronic health records. I will be talking about how instituting electronic health records benefits and improves health in Canada. However, I will also be
Patient-Centric Systems Patients’ medical information is dispersed among many health provider’s information systems which make it difficult to manage and share health data. Having a patient-centric view in healthcare involves utilizing health information technology (HIT). Effective management and integration of personal health information will help clinicians make well-informed decisions and improve quality outcomes.
Introduction It is important to understand that patients are very happy and satisfied when it comes to the electronic health system. This paper will discuss some of the benefits of an electronic health system that patients are enjoying. Patients Satisfaction with Health Systems It is important to understand that patients are very satisfied