Benefits and Challenges of New Age Healthcare Record Keeping

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Benefits and Challenges of New Age Healthcare Record Keeping Britannia Smith Walden University Benefits and Challenges of New Age Healthcare Record Keeping After completing reading materials and research information my beliefs and support of an electronic health record system (EHRs) is further strengthened. This support includes the use of personal health records (PHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) to provide quality care. There are many similarities with each of these systems and a few differences, but it is clear to me that all of these combined are the future of organized and efficient patient record keeping at its best (Englebardt & Nelson, 2002). Electronic Health Record (EHR) Electronic health record (EHR) is an integration of personal and medical records from multiple sources which allows for improve care and outcome (Thomas, 2009). It is composed of multiple sources that aid in decision support to provide ongoing care. EHR can also be in use for infectious disease surveillance, improve billing and coding compliance, and the ability for both patients and physicians to access record from anywhere (Hebda & Czar, 2013). Many of its function provides for increase workplace efficiency, quality care, and uniformity and potential for standardization (Hebda & Czar, 2023). Advantages of EHR EHR have several advantages and disadvantages over paper chart record. EHR is a standard format which eliminated illegible documents that can lead to poor outcomes secondary to misinterpretation of orders and patient prescriptions. Allows for documentation that can be accessed in the future to provide continuity of care and have alert systems that aid in the improvement of care (Hebda & Czar, 2013). Records can be updated and accessible at anytime, provide secured storage, contains accurate and complete information, decrease time spent

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