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    Abstract Electronic health records (EHR) is more and more being utilized in organizations offering healthcare to enhance the quality and safety of care. Understanding the advantages and disadvantaging of EHR is essential in the nursing profession as nurses would learn its strengths and weaknesses. This would help the nursing profession know how to deal with the weak areas of the system. The topic on advantages and disadvantages of EHR has been widely researched on with different researchers coming

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    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

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    technology and health care, what do you initially think about? Do you think about the amazing innovations of the 20th and 21st century or the amazing price tag on all of this “advancement”? These days the rising cost of health care is on everyone’s minds. So, how can the cost of technology advancement help the cost of health care? Well, one solution comes down to what every doctor, pharmacist, nurse, administrator, and CEO uses on a daily basis, and that is records. Surprisingly, the health care industry

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    affecting an electronic health record (EHR) system is change. A successful switch from paper-based charts to electronic health records (EHRs) in a clinic requires cautious synchronization for the many components. A myriad of perplexing decisions must be made, extending from selection and application to training and updates. Operating new software is typically easier than the interruption and reconfiguring of a practice’s procedures as well as how to handle its existing paper records. Clinician’s, face

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    According to a survey from SK&A, after an initial migration to health IT solutions, practice owners’ adoption of electronic health records (EHR) has plateaued with only about a 2.8% increase from January 2014 to January 2015. The survey found that overall adoption by physicians is 62.8%, and that, in general, the larger the practice, the (not surprisingly) higher the adoption rates, with 77.2% of docs at medical groups of 25 or more members using EHRs – this is compared to only 54.5% of solo practitioners

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    Introduction The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a comprehensive electronic record of patient health information (PHI) eventuated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. This longitudinal information includes, demographics, vital signs, past medical history, progress notes, problems, medications, immunizations, radiology data and laboratory reports. The EHR organizes and automates the clinician 's workflow. The EHR has the ability to create a complete record of a clinical patient encounter

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    Empower As a nurse facilitator walking into a room of disgruntled nurses, the task of planning or an electronic medical record adoption will not be an easy task. However, with the right approach, this endeavor can be motivating. Our future is dependent on our ability to adapt to an ever-evolving healthcare system that is becoming increasingly integrated with a dynamic technology explosion. Nursing leaders need to develop insight into healthcare 's future and prepare the foundation for the changes

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    processes. One sector, which for the most part is transitioning into using information systems in an attempt to improve processes, is the health sector. This report observes and analyses multiple real life cases of health care providers from the United States who have decided to upgrade from traditional paper based patient charts to computer based Electronic Health Records (EHR). It should be noted that all of the case studies observed in this report were created by the Centre for Aging Services Technologies

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    Electronic health records (EHRs) are a mainstay of HIT, and, since the passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, almost all hospitals and most physician practices have adopted some sort of EHR. Benefits of EHRs fall into 3 major categories: 1) quality, outcomes, and safety, 2) efficiency, productivity, and cost reduction, and 3) service and satisfaction. Many challenges to adoption and usage of EHRs exist. High cost associated with the adoption and maintenance of EHRs can be a limiting factor to their adoption

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    transition from paper records to electronic health records. One of the limitations of paper records is the unsecured storage in the event of a natural disaster or human error. In fact, a natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina displayed the importance of the transition from the paper record to electronic record. This disaster washed away thousands of paper records and victims of this event lost all their medical information. This disaster showed the necessity of electronic records. As technology is changing

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