The Current Status Of Electronic Health Record

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Electronics has become one huge complex reality. When you turn to your right someone is using a form of electronic device and when you turn to your left something is being controlled by some electronic. In general there are computers in schools, prisons, hospitals and at home. It has become part of our day to day need in our community. In this paper I will discuss the current status of electronic health record (EHR) in United States, what needs to be done to improve EHR status in United States and issues that affects patient confidentiality.
The current status of the EHR in United States is almost impossible to give an accurate data. This is because the data of their adoption rate is limited. The surveys data provided by various studies
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Percentage of office-based physicians with EHR systems: United States, 2001–2013 NOTES: EHR is electronic health record. “Any EHR system” is a medical or health record system that is either all or partially electronic (excluding systems solely for billing). Data for 2001–2007 are from in-person National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) interviews. Data for 2008–2010 are from combined files (in-person NAMCS and mail survey). Estimates for 2011–2013 data are based on the mail survey only…
SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, Electronic Health Records Survey.

To make a product be a reality one needs to discern, integrate, and disintegrate issues that affect marketability and productivity of the product. In regard to EHR there are various issues that have been affecting the system such as old generation system, cost of implementing new system and adaption to adoption. In order to make EHR a success the old must be made new (Hebda and Czar, 2013). Hebda and Czar implies that the “technology available in today’s hospital is operating off the platform of HL7, which has been in existence since 1980s. Because of the age of the operating system, its capabilities are limited if not challenging…” (pg. 134, 2013). The cost of installing and implementing new system is expensive to those allocating financial service. Hebda et al (2013) signifies “as with all technology, in addition to initial
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