Essay on Unit 2 Assignment
Unit 2 Assignment
1. Explain the difference between the hybrid medical record and the EHR. hybrid record A record in which both electronic and paper media are used. electronic health record (EHR) A secure real-time, point-of-care, patient centric information resource for clinicians allowing access to patient information when and where needed and incorporating evidence-based decision support. (Davis 67-68)
2. List the features of an EHR. Explain how these features are advantageous for health care.
An EHR results from computer-based data collection. Physicians and other clinicians capture data at the point of care, with the ability to retrieve the data later for reporting and use in research or administrative decision …show more content…
In spite of the immense benefits of EHRs and the support of the federal government, there was little progress on their adoption except for a few large facilities and some smaller clinics. In order to break the barriers to the adoption of EHRs, President Barack Obama and his legislation provided a distinctive opportunity with the introduction of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also commonly referred to as