Essay on The Electronic Health Record System

1451 Words Jul 11th, 2016 null Page
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 to memory, computation, decision support, and collaboration. Although there are some minor issues noticed throughout the years, the system discussed has proven to be efficient and effective in providing quality healthcare. The first area of discussion will be the systems memory capability. 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…

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