The Electronic Health Records

911 Words Apr 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Being able to tell about the roots of where the Electronic Health Records come from the paper will now look at the benefits of the system. The Electronic Health Records areis defined as, “electronic version of a patientspatient’s medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports The EHR automates access to information and has the potential to streamline the clinician 's workflow.” (CentresCentre’s for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2012) With the EHR’s there are a lot of mixed emotions towards it being beneficial or not useful however the good outweighs the bad in this case. The EHRs have taken care of the duty of physically transporting paper records from clinic, to hospital , to lab and also the chore of having to re write medical paper records every time of going into a new medical setting. Also for patients that need their clinicians to access their forms it can be now easily at hand for them as well, making it less of a hassle to looking up a patientspatient’s medical history. The Electronic Health records also allow for physicians to make notes on a patientspatient’s page about his or her prescriptions or any other information that other physicians should know about them before assessing…
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