HIT 120- Introduction to Health Information Technology
December 12, 2012
Course Project: MCAS MIRAMAR FAMILY ADVOCACY CENTER
Electronic health records (EHR) are health records that are generated by health care professionals when a patient is seen at a medical facility such as a hospital, mental health clinic, or pharmacy. The EHR contains the same information as paper based medical records like demographics, medical complaints and prescriptions. There are so many more benefits to the EHR than paper based medical records. Accuracy of diagnosis, quality and convenience of patient care, and patient participation are a few examples of the …show more content…
The AHLTA is user friendly, but knowing the codes are a requirement for understanding the system.
Security is strict with any health information system for the most. In order to access the system, the health professional must possess and identification card with a user name and password in order to even log in the system. Once logged onto the computer, before access to the system, credentials must be verified on the I.D. card and each professional have certain access level.
AHLTA services are maintained by the vendor and whenever the system is down just a call to a help desk administrator will normally get the system back working.
According to a post made by an AHLTA user from Government Health IT, Deborah Delk, she stated “AHLTA has made patient care so much safer because all documentation is legible and almost always available.”
Weaknesses with the AHLTA are performance issues such as speed, usability, and availability.
In conclusion, it seems that the