Post a New Question

hca210

posted by .

How do health care facilities use electronic (or computerized) medical records (EMR)?

  • hca210 -

    Health-care facilities, such as Partners Health-Care use EMRs (Electronic medical records) to boost patient safety, manage chronic illnesses, and improve the efficiency of their practice. The EMR technology used at Partners HealthCare is secure. It gives their caregivers the same complete health information of a patient so that he or she receives safe and coordinated care. And, when doctors prescribe drugs through the EMR, drug allergies and drug interactions can be prevented. The EMR tool can also prescribe cost-effective drugs, when appropriate, to save everyone money.
    Advantages of EMR are:
    1) Share patient information everywhere assessment, diagnosis and treatment decisions occur.
    2) Reduce costs by shortening billing cycles and other core administrative and clinical operations - including storage and copying costs of medical records.
    3) Direct data entry by clinicians and staff greatly reduces transcription costs. Direct links to a transcription system also saves time.
    4) Create higher quality documentation (auditable, legible and organized charts and records).
    5) Document visits to a consistent level of quality service.
    The disadvantages of EMRs that pose a significant risk to patients include the following:
    • Privacy: Many are concerned with the vulnerability and sensitivity of electronic records and others having access to their health information.
    • Accuracy: Who will be in charge of viewing, interpreting and entering health data into the system?
    Two challenges faced when implementing a universal EMR system are: 1) How to effectively manage this complex enterprise solution 2) How to provide high application performance over the wide-area network (WAN) without adding expensive T1 lines.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. medical records

    my question has to do with medical records in this case in computerized database, when corrections are made I know they have to be dated and timed but what i don't know is they are stamped but reasonable if they are computerized cant …
  2. paramedic!

    what is EMR and EMT? EMR = electronic medical records EMT = emergency medical technician (next step would be a full-fledged paramedic) =)
  3. health

    How do health care facilities use electronic medical records
  4. college

    Post a 200-300 word response to the following: Computer technology continues to make rapid advances. Health care facilities have used computer programs for administrative functions such as payroll and billing. How do health care facilities …
  5. HCA210

    How do health care facilities use electronic (or computerized ) medical records(EMR)?
  6. Healthcare

    I need some help with how do health care facilities use electronic medical records. And som examples of challenges faced when implementing a universal EMR system
  7. health care

    response to the following: Computer technology continues to make rapid advances. Health care facilities have used computer programs for administrative functions such as payroll and billing. How do health care facilities use electronic …
  8. HEALTH

    how would I do a power point on the to distinguish between these healthcare setting; • Hospital categories • Ambulatory care settings • Behavioral health care facilities • Types of long-term care • Managed-care models • …
  9. health

    How does technology, such as the EMR….the Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Charting, PACS, etc., impact the care and treatment of a patient?
  10. health care

    how is emr's use to market health care products or service if applicable emr-- electronic medical records

More Similar Questions

Post a New Question