Essay Benefits Of Using The Electronic Health Records

796 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
With each passing year technology continues to advance. Paper based charting was the only way to chart a patient’s information and now computers is the most recognized way to keep records. According to The Role of Computers in the American Healthcare Industry one of the most important aspects of healthcare is maintaining accurate and extensive medical records on a patient; as such, computers have been critical in transitioning from the traditional system of record-keeping to using the more efficient and accessible electronic records. (Lasater) Three different ways that computers are being used in healthcare are Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Computer-Assisted Surgical Systems, and Patient Accessibility.
To being, computers are being used in healthcare for Electronic Health Records. Electronic Health Record can be defined as a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. The EHR allow a patient’s health record to move with them, for example to other health care providers, specialists, hospitals, nursing homes, and even across states. (Lasater) There are many benefits of using the Electronic Health Records. According to The Role of Computers in the American Healthcare Industry some of them are:
• Easier, at-your-fingertips access to a patient’s full medical history.
• The ability to communicate relatively quickly between multiple healthcare organizations regarding patient histories.
• Increased capacity for record-keeping, as well as reduced paper usage (and subsequently…

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