The Impact Of Technology On Healthcare

813 WordsJan 8, 20164 Pages
Impact of Technology on Healthcare 1) Discuss the principles of maintaining a legal HER and ramifications of not doing so? The development of electronic health records (EHR) history began within about the last 50 years with acceleration taking place since the January 2009 passage of Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which was over a 30 billion dollar healthcare delivery EHR transformation. In the beginning EHR was only available to large organizations who could handle complex IT management systems, then with the launch of the Internet communication and data sharing with other entities and patients were initiated (Tripathi, 2012, n.p.). However, no matter how savvy the EHR sounded, providers were completing care their own way and the transformation was not being put into place. At this time HITECH introduced a large distribution force, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) offered incentives to physicians and hospitals to create “smart buyers” and the system began to grow at a rapid pace. The current health information system, which is known as the EMR (electronic medical record) is the patient information and treatment documentation method of choice in most facilities throughout this country. Hesitation to the change emanated from cost, training, safety, security and confidentiality and due to the sensitivity of the information that would be contained within each system. HITECH and others had to ensure the each system
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