Essay on Electronic Health Records ( Ehr ) System

730 Words Jan 31st, 2016 3 Pages
Electronic Health Records (EHR) system have the potential to transform the health care system from a mostly paper-based industry to one that utilizes clinical and other pieces of information to assist providers in delivering higher quality of care to their patients; nevertheless, some healthcare organizations have been reluctant in implementing the Electronic Medical Records for various reasons. These include financial issues, changes in workflow, temporary loss of productivity associated with Electronic Health Records adoption, privacy and security concerns, and several unintended consequences. The research will be focusing on only three of these reasons why the health care organizations are exercising reluctances at this point. The first reason is because of financial issues which includes ongoing maintenance costs and loss of revenue associated with temporary loss of productivity, and declines in revenue, present a deterrent for hospitals and physicians. The maintenance cost of an Electronic Health Record can be costly, due to the fact that the hardware must be replaced and software must be upgraded on a regular basis. In addition that the providers must have ongoing training and support for the end-users of an Electronic Health Records. “According to one study conducted on 14 solo or small-group primary care practices, estimated ongoing Electronic Health Records maintenance costs averaged US $84122 per full time equivalent (FTE) provider per year. A total of 91% of…

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