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
Communication Modalities- E-mail Angela Gentile HSC/490 Mrs. Loy Date: September 16, 2012 Miscommunication can be a challenge in the health care market. To improve communication with patients, include a variety of communication modalities. The consumer and the provider will both benefit from the variety of communication modalities; e-mail is a specific communication modality. Providers who have good communication relationships with their patients will lead to patient trust and satisfaction. There are numerous communication modalities, like e-mail in the health care field has shown positive changes in the health care industry, relating to patient benefits, and the value of maintaining patient confidentiality and the use of this communication
It seems that the benefits for implementing a health records structure outweigh the negative aspects. Conclusion In conclusion, the chosen system structure is health care records in computer driven format. The one mentioned was interoperable electronic health records which are evolving and will continue to do so in the future. This type of technology is making waves and is interesting to learn and implement into a hospital setting. In laboratory registration, EHRs are used more often especially in regards to making sure that all patient information is correct before running or using certain medication.
There are many great benefits of EMR and Meaningful Use will exploit all of those benefits and provides the guidelines around which EMR technology will be used and developed. The biggest benefit of EMR is complete and accurate information. “With electronic health records, providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Providers will know more about their patients and their health history before they walk into the examination room.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The next major benefit is the way that health information is accessed and how fast it can be exchanged between health care and insurance providers, patients and other parties. “Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients.
Explain how using the computerized management system could increase quality of care. • Computerized management system could increase quality of care in several ways. • Computerized Physician Order Entry or CPOE. Requires doctors to enter orders from any computer in the hospital or doctors office. • By increasing legibility and decreasing misread orders could increase quality of care and patient safety.
One aspect that will make a huge impact on quality when the system is actually put into effect by more organizations is that you will be able to receive care from any part of the world. Since they have your medical records in the electronic system then it will be easy for any healthcare organization to pull up your file and not only does it help with receiving treatment but it also provides a more accurate examination of the patient. Doctors are able to see what has occurred in the past and if it correlates with the current conditions they are facing. The information I found matched up to this article because it presented all the positives and negatives of using the system. One thing I liked about this article is that it provided the knowledge of how to implement new improvement tools to decide if the EMR system was right for the organization and how it would benefit the quality of not only the organization but also the surrounding community, and possible future community with in
Using Electronic Health Records U05a1 Anna Lowe Allowe2003@comcast.net IT3006 Communication Strategies for the IT Professional Introduction This report will explain what Electronic Health Records are, the benefits to healthcare facilities and the patients they serve. With new technology created on a daily basis, the healthcare industry is not taking advantage of what is readily available to them. This report will explain many of the reasons most healthcare facilities are lacking this new technology and what being discussed to remedy this issue. There are many discussions that have been going on for years to ensure that the healthcare industry moves forward into the 21st century. Many feel that the costs of such programs
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,
Clinical Decision Support GS Western Governor’s University 3/01/2012 Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is a variety of tools based on logic and research based scientific evidence that provides clinical decision-making support to clinicians and others providing care for patients. CDS is an intelligent filtered workflow that provides recommendations or specific criteria to be followed in order to provide the appropriate treatment or testing at the appropriate time. CDS provided many benefits, including but not limited to improved quality of care, reduced errors, improved efficiency, cost reduction, improved patient and provider satisfaction, and better outcomes. Enhanced decision-making by Health Information Technology tools provide alerts and reminders to clinicians and patients; contextual clinical guidelines and condition/patient specific order set; diagnostic relevancy and appropriateness criteria; patient focused data reports, summaries, and documentation templates, among other such criterion. CDS can operate as a stand-alone system, or incorporate seamlessly into an Electronic Health Record.
Many offices and facilities are going or have gone paperless. The use of electronic medical records is getting more popular. Medical knowledge affects the patient-doctor relationship by there being a proliferation of treatment choices and protocols. Better scientific understanding of many medical problems has encouraged attempts to standardize methods for diagnosis and treatment (page 184). Accreditation affects this relationship by the provider organizations seeking it in order to prove that they meet the standards of legitimate and appropriate medical practice, which can be vital for receiving reimbursement and contracts from insurance companies which is helpful to the patient and the