Advantages 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
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Eligible professionals and hospitals must become meaningful users of certified EHRs to qualify for incentive payments through Medicare EHR Incentive Program administered by CMS.” This is important to us because this allows providers to be able to have all the patients accurate information before the patient is in the room. This gives the provider a chance to review the patient’s medical history and prepare for the visit. This way the provider can provide better care for the patient. Meaningful use encourages providers to enforce and use EHR. According to HRSA.gov “the three stages of meaningful use are designed to support eligible professionals and hospitals with implementing and using EHRs in a meaningful way to help improve the quality and safety of the nation’s healthcare system. Medicare requires that all Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals meet meaningful use or they may be subject to a financial …show more content…
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

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