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Electronic Medical ecords
While history counts the inventor of paper among the hundred most influential people in the history of mankind, the services of paper have proven to be doubtful during floods, earthquakes, fires and other disasters. With the invention of digital technology and computers, the man felt that possibly anything can be stored into data base in form of text, images and even voice. The electronic medical record offers the medical professionals a solution to keep the information of a patient including his family and medical history that can be shared among several different physicians. Such a system eliminates the need to regenerate paper work again and again.
The medical staff particularly and the public generally was unaware of use of computers some three decades ago. There was rarely a person in an institute who could use a PC in early 1990's. An average medical facility used to have analogous computers….
Aickin, M., (2011), "Patient-Centered Research from Electronic Medical Records," The
Permanente Journal, 15(4): 89 -- 91
Dearen, J., (2012), "The rising risk of electronic medical records," Retrieved from:
Electronic Medical ecords (EM) has become one of the most famous topics in the healthcare industry in the recent years since the use of the Internet has extended into more areas. The popularity of electronic medical records has also been fueled by the recent increase in the need to lessen the costs of health care services. This record is an electronic information sharing system through the Internet for both providers and patients. Consequently, physicians can update their data, prescriptions, and research into these online systems as patients and doctors can access the information from anywhere in the world (Michael, n.d.). Electronic Medical ecords have both advantages and disadvantages though the merits are more than the demerits.
Advantages of EM:
As previously mentioned, the advantages associated with electronic medical records outweigh the disadvantages. Some of the major advantages of these systems include
Centralization of Patient Data:
EM are widely known for their advantage of storage….
Gurley, L. (n.d.). Advantages and Disadvantages of the Electronic Medical Record. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://unosolution.co.in/pdf/Gurley_article.pdf
Michael, J. (n.d.). Advantages & Disadvantages of EMR. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://www.ehow.com/list_5974535_advantages-disadvantages-emr.html
"What are the Advantages of Electronic Medical Records?" (n.d.). Wise Geek -- Clear Answers
for Common Questions. Retrieved September 19, 2012, from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-advantages-of-electronic-medical-records.htm
These computerized systems provide a platform where hospitals, medical laboratories, and health care institutions can manage their important data and deal with their patients in a more effective and well-organized way. The implementation of EMRs in hospitals started in the late 1980s but they became popular in the beginning of the 21st Century.
Now EMRs are found in every large hospital, health care institution, and laboratory. They use these systems for various purposes; including editing, modification, storage, and retrieval of patients' information and medical records, management of database of employees and supply chain members, and bringing efficiency in day-to-day functions. ith the rapid technological advancements in the medical field, the applications of EMRs will also increase in the health care industry. In future, they will be available with super-intelligent features and automatic functions which will enable health care institutions to operate with more safety and efficiency.
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Iyer, Patricia; Levin, Barbara; Shea, Mary; & Ashton, Kathleen. Medical legal aspects of medical records. Tucson: Lawyers & Judges Publications Co, 2006. Print
Schatz, Bruce & Berlin, Richard. Healthcare infrastructure: health systems for individuals and populations. London: Springer, 2011. Print
Scott, Tim. Implementing an electronic medical record system: successes, failures, lessons. Oxford: Radcliffe Publications, 2007. Print
Tranberg, Heidi & Rashbass, Jem. Medical records use and abuse. San Francisco: Radcliffe Medical Press, 2004. Print
Medical ecords Software Comparison
Electronic Medical ecords Software Comparative Analysis
There are over 75 different vendors of Electronic Medical ecords (EM) software applications currently providing solutions to healthcare facilities in the U.S. alone as of 2011 (Ulutas, Ulutas, Nabiyev, 2011). The key design criteria for EM systems is security (Neupert, Mundie, 2009), usability (James, Garrett, Krevit, 2009) and the ability to be integrated with legacy systems (Agarwal, Milch, Van Kuiken, 2009). This comparison includes AllScripts, ChartLogic and eClinicalWorks, three of the leading EM software application providers offering software suites today.
Comparative Analysis of EM Software Applications
All three applications are first compared in terms of how these companies are delivering them, whether it is through licensed software or over the Internet via the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Each of these applications also supports databases, requires an operating system, and has varying degrees of functionality and performance. All are HIPAA complaint, which is a major requirement….
Agarwal, S., Milch, B., & Van Kuiken, S.. (2009). Health care: Taking medical records online. The McKinsey Quarterly,(3), 56.
Dean James, Michael Garrett, & Leah Krevit. (2009). Discovering discovery tools: Evaluating vendors and implementing Web 2.0 environments. Library Hi Tech, 27(2), 268-276.
Neupert, P., & Mundie, C.. (2009). Personal Health Management Systems: Applying The Full Power Of Software To Improve The Quality And Efficiency Of Care. Health Affairs, 28(2), 390-2.
Ulutas, M., Ulutas, G., & Nabiyev, V.. (2011). Medical image security and EPR hiding using Shamir's secret sharing scheme. The Journal of Systems and Software, 84(3), 341.
Electronic medical records have developed to become an important component of today's health care systems because they lie at the center of computerized health information systems. Actually, the lack of electronic medical systems contributes to numerous difficulties in effective integration of modern technologies like decision support systems into regular clinical workflow. The development of electronic medical records have been fueled by the focus on multi-discipline computerized medical record, paperless, multi-provider, interoperable, and multi-specialty systems by various politicians, health professionals, researchers, and administrators. The development of such a system has been the focus of these stakeholders in the past two decades and has recently become a reality across several countries (Haupt, 2011). The development of electronic medical records emerged from their possibility to make health care safer, better, and more efficient
Electronic medical records have been developed because of the expectation of physicians to document their encounters with patients to ensure that….
Haupt, A. (2011, July 18). The Era of Electronic Medical Records. Retrieved June 29, 2012,
"History of the Electronic Medical Record System." (n.d.). National Assembly on School-Based
Health Care. Retrieved June 29, 2012, from http://www.nasbhc.org/atf/cf/%7BCD9949F2-2761-42FB-BC7A-CEE165C701D9%7D/TA_HIT_history%20of%20EMR.pdf
The probability that clinicians will be faced with the hazardous business of conducting a visit without a patient record, that pharmacists, auditors, and other clinicians will be hindered by sloppy handwriting, or that clinicians will prescribe a medication that the patient is allergic to will be greatly diminished (Buppert, 2010).
There are some that think that EMs may generate new calamities. The technology is seen by some as bringing about a new set of risks in that EMs do not eliminate a significant set of risks that are there whether one uses the pen or the keyboard. Some clinicians are going to be bad typists, just as some clinicians are known to have bad penmanship. Malpractice defense may be disadvantaged by an excess of meaningless documentation that is generated by the use of templates. Insurance auditors often doubt the reality of documentation because of thoughtless use of templates. In addition,….
Electronic Medical ecords Management and Personal Privacy
Electronic Medical ecords Management and the Control of Personal Privacy Information
The ethics and security of Electronic Medical ecords (EM) is acting as a catalyst of continual innovation today and will accelerate development in this industry over the next two decades. The continual improvements in technology, security and personalization are also being driven by the need for healthcare providers to stay in HIPAA compliance as well (Lorenzen-huber, Boutain, Camp, Shankar, Connelly, 2011). With compliance to HIPAA requirements combined with demographic trends favoring increasing research & development (&D) in Electronic Medical ecords management, the field is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate surpassing nearly every other healthcare-related field through 2015
The ethics of EM systems and their use by healthcare professionals, treatment personnel and the control that patients have over their use and review is now a key criterion for the design and use….
Rakesh Agrawal, Tyrone Grandison, Christopher Johnson, & Jerry Kiernan. (2007). Enabling the 21st century health care information technology revolution. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 50(2), 34-42.
Bernd, D., & Fine, P.. (2011). Electronic Medical Records: A Path Forward. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 28(1), 3-13.
Harrington, L., Kennerly, D., Johnson, C., & Snyder, D.. (2011). Safety Issues Related to the Electronic Medical Record (EMR): Synthesis of the Literature from the Last Decade, 2000-2009/PRACTITIONER APPLICATION. Journal of Healthcare Management, 56(1), 31-44.
Lorenzen-huber, L., Boutain, M., Camp, L., Shankar, K., & Connelly, K.. (2011). Privacy, Technology, and Aging: A Proposed Framework. Ageing International, 36(2), 232-252.
I agree that the most serious problem with electronic medical record-keeping is the cut and paste dilemma. Repetition and cutting and pasting of notes by physicians can be extremely problematic, and cause inaccuracies to be passed on from record to record. But this problem can also occur with paper records.
In terms of the financial barriers, it is important to note that any shift to safer and more effective technology comes at a cost to the physician, and this is, to some extent, one of the 'hazards' of doing business. Shifting to more sanitary procedures, using machines that are less risky in terms of disseminating radiation, and other changes in medical technology have all been expensive, yet deemed necessary because of the resultant improvements in patient health. The same is true regarding medical record-keeping. Patient health and keeping accurate records must be the priority.
However, complaints from physicians in the field….
Electronic Medical ecords
Electronic Medical ecords
According to research literature it has been proven that technological innovation in regards to electronic patient records has improved communication the safety of patients. This has all been done without having to increase medical costs. EM's assist in reducing preventable errors, controlling medical care costs, and improving communication amongst the health care facilities and providers. Any technological innovation is geared towards solving a specific need that is affecting a health care provider or the patients. Using technology allows a health care facility to improve on its quality of care to the patients. Technology has also ensured that patient information is readily available to the necessary people. Using EM's a patient does not have to worry about their records not been available when they visit a health care facility. EM's allow health care providers to have access to all the patient records including the patient's medical history.….
Encinosa, W.E., & Bae, J. (2011). Health information technology and its effects on hospital costs, outcomes, and patient safety. Inquiry, 48(4), 288-303.
Giaedi, T. (2008). The Impact of Electronic Medical records on improvement of health care delivery. The Libyan journal of medicine, 3(1), 4.
Electronic Medical ecords
Over the years, with the technological development and digitalization of almost all the processes, there have been calls for the healthcare technology to be adopted in a wider sense of it. This has been mainly on the development of the appropriate chip and other electronic storage systems that can hold the information about each American's medical information and any other relevant data like the physical address and the migration trend if the person moves from one town to another or even across the borders. This has been argued to be aimed at ensuring that the information about the individual is readily available to help in medically assisting the individual incase anything happens. Several methods of fully digitalizing this process have been suggested, the adio Frequency Identification (FID) being one of the major methods thought of.
Purpose of the project
Many healthcare facilities of late turn to this system of keeping….
Ball, Marion J., Weaver, Charlotte A. & Kiel, Joan M. (2004). Healthcare Information Management Systems: Cases, Strategies, and Solutions. Springer-Verlag: New York.
Robert E. et.al, (1997). Six Principles of High Performance IT. Retrieved April 17, 2015 from http://www.di.ufpe.br/~srlm/papers/SIX%20PRINCIPLES%20OF%20HIGH-PERFORMANCE%20IT%20mckinsey%20article15_9703.pdf
In case of referrals, the physicians are able to share information with ease allowing a more accurate diagnosis to be made and the sending of reports between the two physicians becomes easy since it is electronic. In these ways, electronic medical records systems help physicians and healthcare organization to improve the quality of care provided to patients as well as improving the relationship between the patient and the physician since the electronic medical records system allows a better organized and more efficient way of collecting and transmitting data aghupathi & Kesh, 2007()
Other advantages of electronic methods include the safety of medical records from disasters such as fires and water since the records are held electronically and it is easier to create secure backups offsite. They also enable the physician or medical organization to comply with HIPAA standards such as the ANSI 5010 which claims that all submissions and the….
Benin, a.L., Vitkauskas, G., Thornquist, E., Shapiro, E.D., Concato, J., Aslan, M., & Krumholz, H.M. (2005). Validity of Using an Electronic Medical Record for Assessing Quality of Care in an Outpatient Setting. Medical Care, 43(7), 691-698. doi: 10.2307/3768369
Bentley, T.G.K., Effros, R.M., Palar, K., & Keeler, E.B. (2008). Waste in the U.S. Health Care System: A Conceptual Framework. The Milbank Quarterly, 86(4), 629-659. doi: 10.2307/25434113
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Dixon, B.E. (2007). A Roadmap for the Adoption of e-Health. e-Service Journal, 5(3), 3-13. doi: 10.2979/esj.2007.5.3.3
Electronic Medical ecords, Documentation, and the ole of the Nurse
Efficient use of time is one of the primary methods healthcare professionals use to save lives. When there is very little time available, and decisions have to be made with acute accuracy, it is of primary concern to have access to all necessary information immediately. Nurses and other healthcare professionals have long enjoyed this access due to charting procedures implemented by hospitals over a century ago (Bernd & Fine, 2011). However, the immediacy is has not been there because paper charts require some amount of access time. ecently, because of the advances in computer technology, nursing has seen a significant change in the type of charting that occurs. The same documents apply, but nurses have better access to a patients file because charts have entered the computer age. Thinking only of efficiency, electronic medical records (EM) have provided nursing with a….
Bernd, D.L. & Fine, P.S. (2011). Electronic medical records: A path forward. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 28(1), 3-10.
Evans, B.J. (2011). Much ado about data ownership. Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, 25(1), 69-121.
Kelsey-Sebold Clinic. (2009). Kelsey-Sebold clinic invests in electronic medical records. Retrieved April 8, 2010 from http://www.kelsey-seybold.com/news/press - releases/pages/kelsey-seybold-clinic-invests-in-electronic-medical-records.aspx
McCarthy, C.P. (2010). Personal health records and patient privacy. William and Mary Law Review, 51(6), 2243-2261.
The author of this report is to look at the theoretical test case and associated statistics of a medical facility known as Middleville egional Health Care. They are one of three hospitals serving a community of about 350,000 people. The statistics of Middleville have been provided as well as the details about its two competitors in the same metropolitan area. There are a couple of issues in play that the author of this report will address. First, there will be an explanation of the governing board's role in their overall strategic initiatives, the determining of its responsibility and its overall involvement in the same. Second, evidence-based management will be used to determine whether the actions chosen are yielding the results that they could or should reveal. Third, there will be an analysis of the aforementioned statistics of the three facilities in the area, including Middleville. Fourth, there will be….
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Brands of Electronic Medical ecords:
Electronic Medical ecords (EM) are computerized medical systems that are created within a healthcare organization that allow the storage, retrieval and alteration of records. In most cases, these systems tend to be part of the local distinctive health information system within an organization that provides care like doctor's surgery or hospital. There are many brands of electronic medical records that are in existence today which are designed to eradicate many problems in the contemporary medical practice. These brands of electronic medical records include the following
NextGen Electronic Medical ecord is a resourceful, multi-module system which can be used to automate the workflow in medical practice regardless of the specialty and size of the particular practice (Corey, 2008). The system comes with pre-loaded specialty templates that contain detailed choices for documenting histories of patients, procedures and evaluations. In addition, this software contains applications that facilitate the smooth….
"Allscripts EMR Software." (n.d.). Microwize Technology: Delivering the Practice of the Future
… NOW. Retrieved June 3, 2011, from http://www.microwize.com/
"Allscripts Professional EHR Software." (n.d.). Software Advice: The Authority on Software
Selection. Retrieved June 3, 2011, from http://www.softwareadvice.com/medical/allscripts-ehr-profile/
Selecting the right vendor (background check)
Choosing the right vendor can be just as important as the system being setup and the software being utilized. Choosing the right vendor is just as important as choosing the right EMR software. Daniel Ray, in the article, "Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Vendors- Points to Consider," declares the following things are essential in choosing the right vendor for your business:
1. Checking the track record: evaluate the history of the company and their reputation in relation to the services being offered and the past service to other clients.
2. Evaluate your needs: start by making a detailed list of the features and services you require from the vendor. Compare this list to any services already being utilized by the practice.
3. Consultation: before deciding on a particular vendor and software, consult other practitioners that are already using EMR software, consult the references of previous and current clients, and….
Carter, J. Tips for evaluating electronic medical record software. 2004. Retrieved on June 12,
2010 from http://www.acpinternist.org/archives/2004/04/emrs.htm
Definition of: EHR. 2010. Retrieved on June 12, 2010 from http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=EHR&i=56664,00.asp
Docsboard.com. 2010. Retrieved on June 12, 2010 from http://www.docsboard.com/forums/faq.php?s=d2ab7458e23941a79b32bb34f4f293df&faq=pitfalls#faq_tips
Electronic Medical ecords While history counts the inventor of paper among the hundred most influential people in the history of mankind, the services of paper have proven to be doubtful…Read Full Paper ❯
Electronic Medical ecords (EM) has become one of the most famous topics in the healthcare industry in the recent years since the use of the Internet has extended into…Read Full Paper ❯
These computerized systems provide a platform where hospitals, medical laboratories, and health care institutions can manage their important data and deal with their patients in a more effective…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Medical ecords Software Comparison Electronic Medical ecords Software Comparative Analysis There are over 75 different vendors of Electronic Medical ecords (EM) software applications currently providing solutions to healthcare facilities in the…Read Full Paper ❯
Electronic medical records have developed to become an important component of today's health care systems because they lie at the center of computerized health information systems. Actually, the lack…Read Full Paper ❯
The probability that clinicians will be faced with the hazardous business of conducting a visit without a patient record, that pharmacists, auditors, and other clinicians will be hindered…Read Full Paper ❯
Electronic Medical ecords Management and Personal Privacy Electronic Medical ecords Management and the Control of Personal Privacy Information The ethics and security of Electronic Medical ecords (EM) is acting as a…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
Second Student I agree that the most serious problem with electronic medical record-keeping is the cut and paste dilemma. Repetition and cutting and pasting of notes by physicians can be…Read Full Paper ❯
Electronic Medical ecords EM's Electronic Medical ecords According to research literature it has been proven that technological innovation in regards to electronic patient records has improved communication the safety of patients. This…Read Full Paper ❯
Electronic Medical ecords Over the years, with the technological development and digitalization of almost all the processes, there have been calls for the healthcare technology to be adopted in a…Read Full Paper ❯
In case of referrals, the physicians are able to share information with ease allowing a more accurate diagnosis to be made and the sending of reports between the…Read Full Paper ❯
Nursing Electronic Medical ecords, Documentation, and the ole of the Nurse Efficient use of time is one of the primary methods healthcare professionals use to save lives. When there is very…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
Middleville HC The author of this report is to look at the theoretical test case and associated statistics of a medical facility known as Middleville egional Health Care. They are…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Brands of Electronic Medical ecords: Electronic Medical ecords (EM) are computerized medical systems that are created within a healthcare organization that allow the storage, retrieval and alteration of records. In…Read Full Paper ❯
Selecting the right vendor (background check) Choosing the right vendor can be just as important as the system being setup and the software being utilized. Choosing the right vendor is…Read Full Paper ❯