The Electronic Health Record ( Ehr ) Essay

1472 Words Jun 11th, 2016 6 Pages
The healthcare industry is continuously changing and evolving. Technological advancements significantly contribute to these on going changes, allowing for the availability of comprehensive medical information to make health care more efficient and safer. The overall improvement of the quality of professional care given to the patient is the catalyst of EHR.
The purpose of this discussion board is to describe the Electronic Health Record (EHR), the six steps of EHR and how my facility implements them, to describe “meaningful use” and how my facilities status is obtaining it, and to further discuss the EHR’s and patient confidentiality.
Description of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
EHR mandate was created to improve the overall health care environment through multiple facets like, accessibility of patient health records to all facilities, allowing patients the capability to access their own records at any time, ameliorating the quality and convenience of care given to a patient, creating cost saving measures, engagement the patient and family to participate in their care, improve accuracy of medical diagnosis, and for the enhancement and efficiency of the overall outcome of the patients’ health (Madison & Staggers, 2011).
In 2004, President George W. Bush, during the States of the Union Address, presented his outline of the EHR mandate technology plan. On April 27, 2007 the President issued Executive Order 13335 that established a position Of a National Coordinator…

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