These are both huge advantages in a fast paced industry however; electronic medical record keeping seems to have more advantages to the industry. Using the electronic method, companies are able to have multiple users of the system, the software used is able to prevent errors from being made, the records and data are more easily accessed, and the software is available quickly in any situation, which comes in handy in emergency situations, it takes up less storage, documentation is legible, and the company is able to keep track of medication use (Administrative Medical Assisting). Although both ways of keeping records has been proven to work in the healthcare industry, electronic methods have proven to be more successful. With advantages comes disadvantages and both manual record keeping and electronic record keeping have disadvantages as well. Some disadvantages of manual record keeping include; only being able to be used by one person at a time, easier to misplace, more storage space is required for paperwork and errors or more likely to occur to do misprints and bad writing (Administrative Medical Assisting).
• Internal Focus: Shouldice surgeons are dedicated to maintaining the Shouldice method of hernia removal. The environment and structure makes doctors less suitable to boredom and is very family oriented. There are also experienced nurses willing to assist patients. Finally, the entire staff is flexible and team oriented. • Operating Concept: Shouldice is able excel as a low price and high profit hospital because it has been designed to maximize the difference between the perceived quality and value of service as well the cost of providing service.
Healthcare organizations should develop disease preventive measure /strategies. This approach would be beneficial to the general public as well as to the healthcare organization. Prevention, they say, is better than cure. And in that sense, when less people are sick, there would be a decrease in treatment which, will eventually safe money for other thing in the society. This will also improve patient outcome drastically.
This process will cost a lot of many and time because training needs professional people to train the employee’s and the doctors on how to use the new system. For doctors it would cost them a lot of time because they have to enter some of the date themselves and that will take time that can be used to see more patients. For organization it will take a lot of planning to implement this new system into the medical facilities. There are now many different types of EMR systems being developed and they are very different to know which one is better than the others. Above all that all paper medical records will be converted into electronic files.
This can alleviate their stress about tests that might involve threatening diseases. Having all medications labeled in containers will reduce medication errors for patients. This will help health care providers to see what is in each container, syringe and vial at all times. This goal is a crucial one in keeping medication errors to a minimum (The Joint commission, 2011). A vital area need for infection control is ensuring hand hygiene guidelines are strictly followed.
Electronic health records make it possible for health care providers to manage your care better through secure use and sharing of health information. EHR makes going to the doctor so much better because of the efficiency of the program and the amount of time a physician can spend with you. Hospitals that use EHR have a three to four percent lower mortality rate than those that do not. The EHR provides a central location of a patient’s medical history, therefore physicians can access the information easier and quicker with will prevent errors. The EHR has many advantages.
Health Information Exchange Professor Crossley Ebony Drummond October 21, 2013 Health Information Exchange The Electronic health information exchange helps medical professionals such as Nurses, doctors, pharmacist and other health care providers. This system also allows patients to properly access and safely shares the patient’s medical records efficiently, bettering speed, quality and the cost of patient care. Electronic health information exchange cannot replace intercommunication between the patient and the patient’s physician, but it can greatly improve the completeness of patients medical record in which cam effect the care positively, current medications and other information that is carefully abstracted during visits. Sharing patient records properly will better inform decision making at a certain point of care. This can allow providers to avoid re-admission, avoiding medication errors, lower duplication testing and improve diagnosis.
Finally, IS would allow STARS to leverage partnership with key clients like hospitals and would ultimately improve its reputation. Critical Challenges for the new CIO: The low awareness of IS importance would be one of the most critical challenges facing the new CIO. Without having enough support from executive, managers, and operational levels, he would not be able to effectively implement any change. The low awareness does not necessarily mean low need for IS development by STARS. In fact, the case indicates a willingness and interest from executives as
With the merger, new set of rules need to come in place. The employees have to work together as one organization with a common vision and shared goals, and not see each other as competitors anymore. Mergers can help to increase efficiency by eliminating duplication of services, which can lead to decreased cost without compromising quality. With the additional inpatient and outpatient services that were lacking in my organization, the combined organization will be able to provide the best quality of care to the patients. This will in turn raise the standards of the new organization.