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Electronic health record systems involve collecting a patient’s health information, which is electronically stored in a digital format. If all well-being establishments were required to have an electronic health record scheme, there would be easily sharing patient information through network connection across different healthcare settings. It would also ensure that data storage is done online, therefore, eliminating paperwork medical records and decrease risks of lost information. Suppose all health care associations are required to have an automated health record method, it would ensure data replication risks are reduced since there would be only one modifiable file. Due to the transition from manual handling of records to an online system, it would take some of the healthcare organizations time to adopt and install the electronic health record system. In adopting this system, some health organizations may temporarily shut down to ensure everything is fitted correctly and ensure the system is active. If the electronic health system's adoption were a requirement, some of the organizations would not be able to fund the installation of the system; therefore, they may end up being closed.
The adoption of the electronic health record system would, therefore, impact differently on the effectiveness, confidentiality, information storage, ease of information access, and cost in the well-being organization and concerning patient services. Adopting electronic health record systems would positively advance the time efficiencies since it would take a short time for clinicians to document and analyze patient information through computers, therefore, improving production (Cohen & Mello, XXXXXXXXXXAs a result, it would lead to patient satisfaction with EHR systems. Adopting the electronic health system would also ensure the confidentiality and security of patient data within the healthcare sector. It would ensure that the patient’s information is safely stored and secured from security threats such as hacking and sharing the patient information without their consent.
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There are no legal requirements for health care organizations to adopt an electronic health record system. However, many organizations have adopted these systems. In 2010, approximately 16 percent of care providers had basic EHRs systems. By 2017, about 97 percent of care providers have installed a certified EHR system(Chakravorty&Jha, 2019).This trend is expected to continue as more organization appreciate the benefits associated withthe use of EHRs.
One of the initial consequences of the requirement to use EHRs at all health care organizations is thatthere would be increased exchanges in patient information between different organizations.As more health care organizations exchange patient information, care providers would have easy access to important patient information. This would improve care quality, safety, and efficiency.Interoperabilitywould connect many health care organizations to support the provision of care to patients at all times(Chakravorty&Jha, XXXXXXXXXXThe observed trend because of increased EHR adoption has been the linking of systems between organizationson a regional and state-wide scale. It is likely that mandating the use of EHRs would furtherlink more systems at regional, state, and national levels.
Although mandating the use of EHRs would have many healthcare related benefits, it is also likely to have a major negative impact on the activities of many organizations because of cost constraints(Marwan &Kartit, 2018).The introduction of EHRs in an organization can cost more than $200,000 for some health care organizations. These organizations would have to incur other costs such as training of staff. If EHRs were made mandatory, many health care organizations already operating may struggle to remain operational.
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All healthcare facilities are required to use electronic health record because, it improves quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities. Electronic health record also engages in patients and their families and, improve care coordination, and population and public health.
Maintaining health privacy for their patients is the key to keeping them safe from giving the wrong medication, system error in typing in the wrong information for that patient.
Sometimes keeping patient records electronically can fill up the storage where they have to get an update on storage in order to keep as many patient records as possible. All healthcare facilities should upgrade on storage but, that can cost a lot of money to upgrade to a bigger storage, I know for a fact that every hospital, clinic, will use a lot of funds to get better equipment to prevent any error that can occur within the healthcare department.
They do give patients easy access to their own health records as to my experience with this I do have access to my own records online at the clinic I attend they give me information on how to log in with my username and password to access test results, medications, even message my doctor if I have any problems, they have to give you an access number, or any other information to get started on the easy access to your online record that no one can see but your doctor.
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According to Laurinda Harman (2012), medical records in the past have been documents of patient data used by governmental, clinical, investigative, and fiscal bodies. These papers have many disadvantages. A fundamental one is how limited the accessibility of the records is. Only one individual can access the patient records at a given time. These occurrences resulted in stoppages as data needed to be updated manually periodically. Paper records also lack security. There are no ways to check if unauthorized individuals had access to look at or keep records. Problems like these increased the need for a new system for managing patient data.
With the introduction of the electronic health records system (EHR), these difficulties have been decreased and have also inspired a means of revenue for health care organizations. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a monetary impetus to hospitals and providers that adopted EHR.
Nir Menachemi XXXXXXXXXXsummarizes that the introduction of EHRs has also improved the convenience of medical records for both patients and physicians. It has eliminated the challenge of reading and comprehending poor penmanship by digitalizing texts and clinical notes/signatures. The computerization of the records allows for the elimination of basements and storage full of paper records by storing the data on computers. EHR has also expanded the capacity to obtain patient information from multiple institutions by supporting storage and transmission through networks and ensured cloud storage.
The efficiency of patient care has also been advanced. Clinical decision tools is a computerized tool (CDS) that has been able to flag medical errors. EHRs support this functionality. The possible flaws that can be detected by CDS include drug interactions, patient allergies, and etcetera. These functions can are used to cross-check charts and documented records as well as alert physicians to possible dangers for the patient. Overall it leads to an advancement in inpatient care.
A drawback to EHRs can be the costs associated with using this system. Health care organizations would need to pay money to maintain, update, and correct any inaccuracies associated with the system. Maintenance and updates can be costly depending on big the facility is and capacity.
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