Electronic Health Record System Analysis

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Electronic Health Record Systems offer many features that are designed to increase both the quality and the utility of clinical documentation and enhance communication between all healthcare providers. Choosing the correct electronic healthcare system is a very important task. Healthcare facilities should select an EHR system based on the selected goals chosen by the facility. Poor Electronic Health Record (EHR) system design and improper use can cause EHR-related errors that jeopardize the integrity of the information in the EHR, leading to errors that endanger the patient safety or decrease the quality of care (Bowmen, 2013). The focus of this paper is to analyze the current electronic health record of a particular system as it relates …show more content…
Although this system is viewed as complex by some new users, it highlights the patient’s demographics and history without having to conduct a detailed search. If a patient has been admitted to the facility within the last 30 days the provider is able to retrieve the information from a prior visit. This includes any other hospital that was accessed within the hospital system. All information documented from other facilities will be visible to current providers. Providers have the capability to conduct a chart search by using the patients’ medical record number. This improves productivity by limiting the amount of time needed to search for a patient’s medical record. There is a section labeled patients demographics which include information data such as: age, gender race, as well as the patients, contact …show more content…
There is a section that lists the standard of care for patients. When initially signing on to the system, the provider has the opportunity to select the appropriate provider location. This option is not only available to physicians, but to all staff members. Integrating Practice Management with The system’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) gives you one patient record while giving the staff easy access to information when they need it. This increases efficiency by allowing each user to perform multiple roles without switching between systems. Being able to get real-time information with one registration and scheduling system across clinics and hospitals is certainly an advantage with this system. With The system’s Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) services as a part of the workflow, Things like eligibility, medical necessity checking and credit card integration allow you to collect payment at the point of service increasing your cash collections and reducing the overall cost to

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