The Electronic Health Record

1453 Words Feb 12th, 2016 6 Pages
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2. The electronic health record is the electronic version of a patients’ medical chart (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012). The information included in the electronic health record is the patient’s demographics and clinical health information, medical history, list of health problems, progress notes, medications, vital signs, laboratory and radiology reports, and physician orders. The purpose of the electronic health record is to prevent medical errors and improve care delivery to provide a safer patient environment (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).
3. EHRs has been known to be a problem for some physicians or healthcare providers despite of the advantages. Because of this system physicians are forced to perform some time-consuming tasks that could be assigned to someone with lesser qualification, which creates more work for the physicians. Physicians described poor Electronic Health Record (EHR) usability that did not match clinical workflows, time-consuming data entry, interference with face-to-face patient care, and overwhelming numbers of electronic messages and alerts (Friedberg, Crosson, & Tutty). Another issue that was reported is that there are a lot of electronic alerts and people also could potentially misuse the template-based notes which is pre-formatted and computer generated.
4. The use of Electronic Health Record can be very dangerous to patient care and safety when wrongly document as information stored in the system are considered to be…
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