The Importance Of Medical Communication

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Register to read the introduction… 9). This reinforces not only the quality continuum of care afforded to the patient; it reinforces patient/physician relationships. “According to Ovid Technologies, Inc. (2000-2011), Electronic medical records allow healthcare providers to access a patient’s medical history instantly which dramatically decreases medical error amongst healthcare provider and staff. For example if I were to go to my local hospital (where I am a regular), unconscious, and their entire EMR system were down, they would have to send for a paper copy of my records but what if they had to give me medicine right away and it just so happens that I have allergies to certain medicine? Due to the absents of the EMR, the probability for medical error would be high in this situation” (personal communication, September 12, 2011).
The importance of maintaining patient confidentiality when using EMR
Trust is the building block of patient/physician care. As technology continues to advance, physicians and everyone and everything involved with accessing patient’s protected health information (PHI) via EMR has a responsibility to prove to their patients that their respect and confidentiality as it pertains to EMR is well looked after.
How the media
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In addition, this paper has explained one reason why the EMR is an effective means of communication between consumers and providers, as well as reviewed the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality when using the EMR. This paper has concluded with how the media and social networking change communication in healthcare.

References
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