Electronic Health Records
Electronic health records ( EHR) is the use of information technology to deliver services in a hospital. The use of EHR has enhanced service delivery within the healthcare sector since it saves time hence being efficient (Menachemi & Collum,2011). This paper evaluates the impact that the electronic health records have had on the health sector and whether they are a hindrance to service delivery. In particular, the essay will analyze how EHR enhances a patient’s safety.
The electronic health records allow easy retrieval of a patient’s records for follow-up (Menachemi & Collum, 2011). In the case of acute care, technology