Stanford EMR Implementation: Case Analysis This case analysis of Stanford’s Hospital and Clinics (SHC) electronic medical record (EMR) system implementation will focus on how the healthcare organization focused on resolving a problem to meet regulatory pressures and responded to an opportunity to create operational efficiency, by capitalizing on the use of information technology to help reduce costs. We will discuss the organization’s IT problems, opportunities, and the alternatives available to address each. We will summarize an analysis of potential alternatives including the organization’s EMR system of choice and conclude with a recommendation to the Board on how to rollout the new system.
PART I: MEDICAL RECORDS QUESTIONS The Medical Record Management System your office implements is only as good as the ease of
Here is the Interview Data Grid...Each person is a color on the grid. Please state your name and color you will be filling in. Axia College Material Interview Data Grid INTERVIEW QUESTION | Small Facility | Medium-sized Facility | Large Facility | 1. Approximately how many patient records does your department or facility handle in a typical day? |
Meaningful Use and the Health Care System The American health care system is in the midst of a paradigm shift as it transitions away from a paper documentation system towards a total electronic world. The electronic health record is revolutionizing the way health care practitioners, organizations and patients utilize patient information resulting in more efficient and accurate care, which implies better patient outcomes. In an effort to expedite the adoption of the electronic medical record, the United States government implemented an act entitled Meaningful Use which outlines three stages required by all health care systems and providers. The United States government provided financial incentives to ensure that these stages were met. It is imperative that the health care leaders are familiar with the requirements of Meaningful Use and create a timeline to ensure meeting all expectations. This paper will address the history of meaningful use implementation, meaningful use goals, and careful considerations for the health care leaders.
Over the previous eight years, there has been a significant investment of private and public funds to upsurge the adoption of Electronic health records (EHRs) across the nation. The extensive adoption and “meaningful use” of electronic health records is a national priority. EHRs come in various forms and can be
Carletta Howard Kaplan University Abstract Making the switch to an electronic medical records system will help to bring forth health care advances with the systems data quality and availability. This research study uses focus groups and surveys to get the opinions of different health care providers and some patients on what they think EMR will do for the health care industry. Literature related to EMR was reviewed to get a better understanding of the benefits and barriers of electronic medical records. The study uses data from
Quality Definition Quality is something that many medical care institutions have advocated for. With the innovation of Electronic Health Records, healthcare facilities as well as institutions were consumed with the concerns of how medical records were being handled. Currently there are many national organizations as well as some of the government agencies who are trying to pursue the cause of quality and patient safety (GAO, 2010). Although, Electronic Health Records are presumed to bring quality to the way healthcare data is being handled,
Many health care facilities are already starting to use an electronic health record in some of their departments. An electronic health record is a system that allows health care employees to input patient information into a computer system and saves that information into a database for the facility. The information that is being stored directly into the computer system is patients’ personal information (name, date of birth, address, emergency contact information, insurance information, and primary care physician and/or admitting physician), medical history, allergies, current medications, nurses and doctors’ notes, and other information that may pertain to the reason for the visit. Radiology and lab results are also saved into the electronic health record. Even though some health care facilities use a computer system to save some information, there may also be paper work that is also being used. This paper work is scanned into the facilities database so that it can also be saved and viewed if necessary.
Recently graduating from Penn Foster’s Career School of the Electronic Medical Records Program; provided me with an overview of how to manage electronic medical records in different healthcare settings whether it is a physician’s office, hospital or urgent care clinic. It also helped me emphasize proper documentation and occupational
My second management project was to research the record retention policy. If there were any changes, I was instructed to update the form. My research findings was sent to Mrs. Soles by email. The record retention policy is for the nuclear charts. The nuclear charts stored in the Medical Records department are from the West Columbia location. After conducting my research by using my book and the internet; I found the policy to still remain the same. Physicians need to retain their records for at least ten years for adult patients and at least thirteen years for minors. I performed the research by going to “GOOGLE” search engine; then typing “South Carolina medical records retention policy”. Then proceeding to the links provided. I used AHIMA:
NARA records are Important for legal or historical reasons, thus it is important that they remain original and that they are kept forever. Users research NARA records for information on family's history, veteran's military service, and for researching historical topics. NARA wants their users to be able to get the
6) Are we at risk for being penalized if we do not establish and Electronic Records System?
Electronic Medical Record system role in Healthcare Field Introduction:- Electronic medical records (EMR) software is a rapidly changing and often misunderstood technology with the potential to cause great change within the medical field. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers fail to understand the complex functions of EMRs, and they rather choose to use them as a mere alternative to paper records. EMRs, however, have many functionalities and uses that could help to improve the patient-physician relationship and the overall quality of patient care. In order for this potential to be realized, both the patient and the healthcare provider must have a deeper understanding of EMR purpose and function. In this paper will highlights the historical developments and its potential effects on the patient physician relationship in order to
2. Describe 4 limitations to traditional (paper-based) medical record systems and discuss how electronically stored data can overcome each limitation.
When value is attributed to such archival records or documented data), it should be retained in their original form. The reason for preserving records and documented data in their original form can be explained by the fact that when such documents have been attributed value, they are archivally best accepted in their original form only. Therefore, value of archival documents does not stand relative. However, the concept of attributing value to the archival documents is relative since the opinions may vary from one archivist to another, from one generation to