The Implementation of an Electronic Health Records System: Advantages and Disadvantages

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RUNNING HEAD: Implementation of Electronic Health Records System Implementation of Electronic Health Records System Student Name University Name Abstract The preceding paper discusses the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of the implementation of EHR have been highlighted in the paper. In addition to that, the paper also puts light on the five attributes of an innovation that make it acceptable, which were proposed by Rogers. Apart from that, the paper analyzes the role of nurses as change agents and discusses the method for the successful implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Implementation of Electronic Health Records System Introduction An Electronic Health Records (EHR) is a system that not only provides the medical records in electronic form but also has the ability to interchange the available information with other medical institutions such as, laboratories, the ability to guide the physician in making correct decisions by using the information that is available and the guidelines that are provided through the external sources. It also has a decision support system which assists the physician in prescribing correct medicines to the patient. This support system warns the physicians regarding the errors that are being incurred while the prescription has been written. In addition to that, the Electronic Health Records (EHR) system is also able to share the health care data of the
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