Implementing Electronic Health Record

994 Words Apr 30th, 2011 4 Pages
Running Head: Organizational Change

Implementing Electronic Health Record

Electronic Health Records Healthcare organizations face notable challenges concerning information accuracy. This can impact both patient privacy and the delivery of care. For instance, if patient information is not properly transmitted from the physician to the pharmacy, medication errors can result which can have detrimental impacts on a patient’s health. Given the importance of improving patient outcomes, the current change proposed is the adoption of an electronic health record (EHR) system for the healthcare facility. Electronic health records systems are an integral component to the maintenance of effective delivery of healthcare services
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Organization’s Support of Change Under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, up to $27 billion in incentive payments will be given to doctors, hospitals, and other providers who adopt and make meaningful use of these health record systems. Through the implementation of the electronic health record, the organization’s management of the patient’s health care records will become more efficient. There will be improvement of revenue cycle management, lowering of costs, improvement of patient care and safety, increased efficiency, decreased paperwork, automating chart distribution, and the ease of compliance reporting and adherence. It is imperative that the organization’s culture support this change because there are many major stakeholders that this change will affect.

Stakeholders The stakeholders in the implementation of the electronic health record should include hospital administration, physicians and nurses, and the patients. Hospital administration
Electronic Health Record will be able to improve financial outcomes through the application of this system. Additionally, fewer patient errors will mean less legal liability for the organization. The new system should improve efficiency and reduce the time needed to undertake administrative tasks. For healthcare providers, this will mean more time with the patient. In addition, the system should eliminate errors and improve patient outcomes. The
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