The Electronic Health Record ( Ehr )

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The purpose of this discussion board is to describe the Electronic Health Record (EHR), the six steps of an EHR and how my facility implements them, describe “meaningful use” and how my facility status is in obtaining it, and to further discuss the EHR’s and patient confidentiality.
Description of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
EHR was created to have a technical way to securely exchange private and personal medical health information in hopes to improve the quality of care, decrease medical errors, limiting paper use, reduction of health care cost, and increasing a person access to affordable health care. A mandate was created for EHR stating that health records can be accessible to all facilities with patients having the capability to access their own health records at any time. Ameliorating the quality and convenience of care given to a patient, allow for cost saving measures, engage the patient and family to participate in their care, improve accuracy of medical diagnosis, and enhance the efficiency of the overall outcome of the patients’ health.
In 2004, President George W. Bush, during the States of the Union Address, presented his outline of the EHR mandate technology plan. On April 27, 2007 the President issued Executive Order 13335 that established a position Of a National Coordinator within the Department of Health and Human Services to help execute and guide the President’s objective through updates and tracking the progress.
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