Bis Case Study 1

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Case Study 1 Identify and describe the problem in this case. Electronic medical record systems are proved as more efficient than paper providers, but it will cost a lot to build up a fully functional Electronic medical record keeping system, and there are also some disadvantages and difficulties for building EMR systems. 2. What management, organization, and technology factors are responsible for the difficulties in building electronic medical record systems? Explain your answer. There is no standard for EMR systems, people in hospitals need to change the way they work. Besides, building a new record keeping system can cost a lot, and it is more difficult to make it functional. 3. What is the business, political, and social impact of not digitizing medical records (for individual physicians, hospitals, insurers, patients, and the U.S. government)? Many smaller medical practices are finding it difficult to afford the costs and time commitment to upgrading their record keeping systems. EMR systems cost a lot from individual physicians and hospitals. Although stimulus money should eventually be enough to cover that cost, only a small amount of it is available up front. Small providers are less likely to have done any preparatory work digitizing their records compared to their larger counterparts. Implementing an EMR system also requires physicians and other health care workers to change the way they work. It will cost a lot to train them. 4. What are the business and social benefits of digitizing medical record keeping? Digitizing medical record keeping can improve the efficiency of storing records, it can also reduce medical errors and improve care, create less paperwork, and provide quicker service. Are electronic medical record systems a good solution to the problem of rising health care costs in the United States? Explain
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