The Health Care System Has Come A Long Way From Pen And Paper

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The health care system has come a long way from pen and paper. An introduction of computers slowly started to change the way doctors and nurse would chart. From paper charts and filing to scanning into the computer and keeping files on a floppy dicks and CDs. Now we are able to utilize an electronic computer charting system and a development of electronic health records. EHR is now a standard of handling information as well as storage and sharing of patient medical information that many people use and some people abuse.
Electronic health record is defined “ as an electronic version of a patient’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. The EHR also has the ability to support other care-related activities directly or indirectly through various interfaces, including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting. “(Center for Medicaid, 2012)
Electronic Health Record has enhanced the way that medical information has been shared between doctors and hospitals and now it also includes the patients themselves. Hospitals have used a central location to store the…
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