Benefits And Disadvantages Of Electronic Medical Records

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According to healthit.gov “Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s.” This is great to use because it contains medical information of the patients and it makes it easier to have access to it. Also with EMR staff members cannot lose patients information because it will always be in the system. The disadvantage of paper records is that it is much easier to lose or misplace paper records. Healthit.gov states “EMRs allow clinicians to track data over time, easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings, check how patients are doing, and monitor and improve overall quality of care within the practice.”
According to healthit.gov “Electronic health records (EHRs) do all those things and more. EHRs focuses on the total health of the patient.” EHR was developed to go beyond and above for
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Medical records mentioned “The deduction rate increases in subsequent years by 2% in 2016, 3% in 2017, and 4% in 2018, and up to 95% depending on future adjustments.” Leadingage.org states “under Medicare, institutional providers eligible for the EHR incentive payments include health professionals, eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals that demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Under Medicaid, institutional providers eligible for the EHR incentive payments are acute-care hospitals and children’s hospitals.”
Per Healthit.gov there are six steps in order to implement EHRs. The process is “assess your practice readiness, plan your approach, select or upgrade to a certified EHR, conduct training & implement an EHR system, achieve meaningful use, and continue quality improvement.” Once all these steps have been done the company will be all set. This website has provided me with enough details on how we can process using

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