Patient Consent: Three Acceptable Methods for Electronic Records

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Patient Consent: Three Acceptable Methods for Electronic Records Patient Consent: Three Acceptable Methods for Electronic Records Executive Summary The idea of electronic records is relatively new, and electronic patient consent also falls into that category. The goal of this type of consent is to make sure that patients can get the treatment they need quickly and efficiently, and that any hospital or doctor can access the records in that same manner. That way, patients get what they need and doctors are not as pushed for time and information. That allows them to better help their patients and save more lives. Addressed here are three methods for electronic patient consent. While this is part of a patient's medical records, it does not comprise all of their records or all of the methods that could be used to create those records. Instead, it is focused on the patient giving consent for a procedure or other event, and how doing so electronically (and storing that information in the same way) can help any medical provider address issues of speed, confidentiality, and everything else that goes along with medical care. Analyzing the business and addressing the way the business processes patient information are both highly important, as is analyzing the best way a solution can be created. Without considering all of those areas, it is far too easy for something to slip through the cracks and keep patients from getting the absolute best care possible. Looking at all of the
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