Communication Paper

965 WordsJun 10, 20124 Pages
University of Phoenix Professor Russell Wettstein May 8, 2012 In this paper you will see several details of specific mode of communication used by consumers and health care providers, the paper will show how this specific form of communication is beneficial to how doctors and patients communicate. The paper will also show how patients and doctors come to rely on this form of communication to so their jobs effectively. The paper shows how important this form of communication is to the health care industry as a whole. The specific mode of communication is this paper is electronic medical records. One benefit to the patient Having immediate access to important information, such as patients' diagnoses, allergies, lab test results, and medications electronic medical records would improve all patient doctors and caregivers' ability to make sound clinical decisions in a timely manner. And have immediate access to patient records as needed. All providers participating in the care of a patient in various departments will be able to quickly access new and past test results. One aspect relating to the values and importance of maintaining patient confidentiality when using this mode of communication Electronic medical records are much more secure than a paper record. According to "Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electronic Health Records" (2012),”Electronic health records are becoming more and more common as a means of recording patient information.” (para. 1). Electronic medical record systems are designed to prevent unauthorized staff members from having access to patient records through preventions such as firewalls and other physical security techniques. Passwords are designed to allow certain staff member access, for instance a receptionist would not need to see a patients treatment information, Doctors

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