Cerner System | Cerner Software | An upgrade to Technology in the Health Field | | Yalena A. Walker | 9/29/2014 | HCS/212 Summary: Electronic Health Records and information have become vital to the Health care field where now there are software companies implementing the structure of having a patient’s health information at the tip of your fingertips. | Since the early years, technology in the health care field has grown tremendously. From updates to Facilities. Medical equipment, Doctors, and Nurses, the health care field has become a billion dollar industry. I have been with the health care field for over 15 years, have seen many changes in our technology.
• By increasing legibility and decreasing misread orders could increase quality of care and patient safety. • Sharing of information is another way to increase patient safety and quality of care by allowing other departments who are involved a patient's care to see the patient's history and physical, diagnosis, allergies and home medications. • This allows the health care team to prepare a intergraded, safe and efficient plan for the patient's care. • Alerts that are built in to the management system could increase quality of care and patient by: alerting the nurse about high risk medications, when medications are overdue, allergies, new orders, vital signs that are out of range, medication interactions, stat orders are marked in red, and
The Electronic Medical Record, Dollars or Sense? Anne Wolfersberger Ball State University Abstract In recent history, it has become increasingly necessary, that facilities, especially inpatient acute care hospitals, implement an electronic medical record. Clinical information technology is recognized by champions of healthcare quality as a means to save lives, improve less than optimal care, and reduce costs (J Healthcare Finance 2004). There are several advantages to adopting the EMR, from reducing preventable adverse drug events to improving drug prescribing. On the patient side it has been shown that patient compliance with medication regimens as well as follow up appointments and preventative care greatly increase with the
Future Trends and Effects of EHR Angelene Sears HCIS/265 September 28, 2014 Lucinda Shipley Future Trends and Effects of EHR Electronic health records are enhancing patient overall health care across the country today. We have a system that allows doctors, hospitals, and all health care providers to communicate securely and warehouse patient records. So if you’re at home or in another state, get ill or wounded, the information about your medical state is available to medical providers attending you. Hospitals and physician that utilize digital systems see many benefits of EHR’s over paper records, and this exchange of health information means providing better quality of patient care. New technologies are continuously in advancement
Electronic medical records “provide admitting staff, physicians, and other care giving and business professionals’ appropriate access to common patient data while maintaining privacy requirements” ("Benefits of EMR", 2003, figure 1). This system also gives timely decisions on medical treatments, and the tools to improve the process and experience for the patient. Another benefit of Electronic medical records is their ability to adapt to regulatory changes such as HIPPA and other regulatory and legislative tests with complete and organized information. There are a
AHIMA believes that hospitals and providers must improve clinical documentation in preparation for the expanded scope of clinical data beyond a single patient encounter to a comprehensive data set comprising the entire continuum of care (www.ahimafoundation.org, 2014). With the use of EHR’s in hospitals and clinics worldwide, improved clinical documentation is possible. The use of electronic health records in the private sector has been widely recognized as an efficient way to improve the provision of health care and enable health care providers to access and share
In health connect, information is surrounded by an entire electronic medical library with a whole set of care support tools, connecting members, physicians, and authorized care providers to vital information 24 hours a day, seven days a week (Kaiser Permanente, 2013). Health connect system benefits our members and care teams alike by enhancing patient safety and ensuring the security of protected information. In addition to security, the ability to do e-visits and e-follow-ups and to send out lab results electronically adds up to better and more convenient care every day (Kaiser Permanente, 2013). Health connect has enabled us to generate comprehensive and accurate research faster than ever before. Data gathered through the system allows us to assess and track the cost and value of our care—helping us reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for entire populations (Kaiser Permanente,
The purposes of electronic medical records are for assisting professionals in the healthcare to store and share patient information across disciplines as well as across facilities. Electronic Medical Records are used by “professionals including different levels of providers because they can be assessed from different locations simultaneously, diagnostic images can be viewed from various locations allowing for continuous of care use electronic Medical Records in the health care systems. Electronically stored client records provide quick access to clinical data for a large number of clients and it has prompts to ensure that key information is noted as well as reminders of when labs and vaccines are needed.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 28). Electronic Medical Records “enable nurses in their varying roles across the continuum of care to create a single narrative for each patient, tracking progress from admission through discharge and within ongoing care in the ambulatory environment.” (Deese & Stein, 2004, p.337) Deese, D., & Stein, M.
This is a small group that has put this system into affect but the EMR community is gradually growing and improving. The physicians that put the electronic system into effect in their offices have to take out extra time to make sure everything is filled out correctly. “All practices used EMR viewing capabilities, which improve chart availability, data organization, and legibility. Quality benefits depended on the amount of viewable clinical data. The amount of initially viewable data depended on efforts to type in existing paper-based medical record data and to electronically import data from lab, billing, and other systems.
To meet the requirements of our future healthcare, APNs must utilize their educational background and skills to lead other professionals creating a team-oriented culture. Conflict is inevitable in healthcare, hence, APNs have a variety of opportunities to use ADR in healthcare settings and avoid litigation, which would lead to high-cost conflict resolution. Gerardi & Fontaine (2007) emphasize that true collaboration and healthy work environments start with engagement towards relationships and interactions with others. Understanding each other revitalizes our spirit of patient care and improves how we communicate, negotiate, and how we resolve our differences (Gerardi & Fontaine, 2007). By forming a collaborative practice with strong relationships, APNs will improve future work environments and patient