The Electronic Health Record Introduction In the modern world technology is everywhere and it affects everyone’s daily life. People are constantly attached to cell phones, laptops, and other electronics, which all have affected how people live their lives. Technology is also a large part of the healthcare system today. There are many electronics and technologies that are used in health care, such as electronic health record, medication bar code scanning, electronic documentation, telenursing, and there are many more forms of technology that impact nursing. One technology that stands out is the electronic health record. The electronic health record, also referred to as EHR, is an electronic version of a patient’s chart, and it contains is a list of the patient’s current medications, allergies, laboratory results, diagnoses, immunization dates, images, treatments, and medical history (“Learn EHR Basics,” 2014). The purpose of the electronic health record is to have a patient’s health care record available to health care providers nationwide, but the patient can decide who has access to their record (Edwards, Chiweda, Oyinka, McKay, & Wiles, 2011). The electronic health record is a very important technology in health care and it impacts nurses, nursing care, and has a significant impact on patient outcomes.
1. Title 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).
QI Plan Part Two At Fort Madison Community Hospital they are focus at continuing improving quality service and managing care within the facility. To do this they have to measure accurately by different methods of quality improvement strategies. The managers also have to look at information technology applications and
EMR The electronic medical record system (EMR) serves many purposes in an emergency for the patient, physicians, and hospitals involved in the diagnosis and care during an emergency.
Course Project: MCAS MIRAMAR FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER HIT 120- Introduction to Health Information Technology December 12, 2012 Course Project: MCAS MIRAMAR FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER Electronic health records (EHR) are health records that are generated by health care professionals when a patient is seen at a medical facility such as a hospital, mental health clinic, or pharmacy. The EHR contains the same information as paper based medical records like demographics, medical complaints and prescriptions. There are so many more benefits to the EHR than paper based medical records. Accuracy of diagnosis, quality and convenience of patient care, and patient participation are a few examples of the
Discussion Conclusion References What is an EMR? EMR stands for Electronic Medical Records. It is “a paperless, digital and computerized system of maintaining patient data, designed to increase the efficiency and reduce documentation errors by streamlining the process.” (Santiago, n.d., para. 1)
Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s office. An EMR contains the medical and treatment history of the patients in one practice. EMRs have advantages over paper records. For example, EMRs allow clinicians to:
Electronic Health Records Paper-based health records have existed since the time of Hippocrates. The most significant change in paper-based health records occurred in the 20th century with the development of electronic health records (EHRs), due to evolution of technology (Rocha & Rocha, 2014). The development of EHRs began in the mid-1960s.
Electronic Health Records (EHR), is a similar system but does more than an EMR in the sense of collecting clinical data, but is designed to reach out to other healthcare providers that originally collected and compiled the patient’s health information. EHRS can share information with other providers such as laboratories, specialists, and other physicians which help to prevent medical errors and better serve the patient since all clinicians involved information is available through the EHR. (Lighter, Donald E (2011). According to The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, EHR data “can be created, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and
HIPAA and the Nurse Anesthesthesia Environment Matthew S. Cole University of New England Protecting Patient Health Information in a Digital Era We live in a digital age where everything from photos to important documents is saved or stored online. This includes the use of electronic medical records. The electronic medical record (EMR)
An innovation is described as something new or different being introduced into a situation. In healthcare an innovation could be useful or wasteful. There are many ideas that have come into play but only a few ideas really made a difference in the healthcare field. The innovation that I believe
Besides the disadvantages of (EMR)’s the advantages pose great benefits to patient care and efficiency. The greater use of electronic medical records or health records can reduce wait times, of seeing doctors or waiting for test results. All staff would need to cohesively work out the technical challenges and software data. With sophisticated IT
We live in an age where everything is somehow intertwined with technology. In the health care setting technology has been put in place to help nurses and physicians limit their errors as well as become more efficient at taking care of the patient. There are many advancement which have changed over the years and are still changing. One of these advancements is the EMR, Electronic Medical Records. The EMR has allowed hospitals to move away from paper charting and move on to electronical charting which makes it easier for physicians and nurse to monitor the patient. The EMR helps correlate data and trends a patient has, to understand what needs to be done to better their health as well as if the care plan currently implemented is working. Also, it helps doctors and nurses communicate on different floors and different hospitals easily without having to actually travel to the doctor or nurse to show them a copy of the chart. Therefore, making it effortlessly assessable for anyone who needs to see the patients chart.
The EMR system is better for some doctors because it eliminates the unclear handwriting, thus cutting down on the unclear writing mistakes by doctors. The patients have been released from the hospital at a rate of at least one day earlier than the patients with paper records and these bills were almost $900.00 less than when they used the paper records. There have been many deaths each year because of the wrong medication being written on the prescription paperwork and a pharmacist misread the handwriting on the form. If this information is typed the chances of making a mistake are less. There are also EMR systems that diagnose diseases and treatments, which is another advantage. Just imagine how fast the patient can be healed if a computer program can predict the results of an illness by entering the symptoms such as a device that searches for glaucoma via computer generated images, the analyzing of mammograms and the ultrasound device to analyze lumps in a females breast that determine if it is benign or cancerous. Most of the time these computer systems have accuracy rate of 80% or more which is the last advantages that we will talk about today.
Introduction In order for one to understand the risks involved in the use of electronic medical records one needs to understand the meaning behind what it is. An electronic medical record (EMR) is a