Electronic Health Records System: Article Analysis
System failure is an operation concern since physicians are unable to retrieve patient data. Termination issues towards physicians on their EHR contract is something that should be taken into consideration in case such event occurs. Physician’s access to medical records are the defense in a testimony when confronted with medical malpractice lawsuits or medical board protest.
An attempt towards compatibility with other EHR systems, if an incident on obsolete technology in an EHR system happens is crucial. Confidentiality and security issues in all EHR systems should carry security and integrity of medical records. In order for physicians to meet such criteria, they must have records in a confidential and safe manner. Physicians should know the appropriate laws and select a vendor who can abide with such requirements such as HIPPA compliance and HITECH regulations. Finally, potential liability risks associated with using an EHR system should be taken into consideration. In order to improve quality of care in patient safety, the technological aspects should be used accordingly. For example, frequent alerts will cause end users to disregard alerts and might results with clinical errors. Also unofficial user access to EHR data can create high risks for liability in accordance to violation of patient