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    Over the past decade, various industries have become more and more computerized. This includes the health care industry with Electronic Health Records (EHR). EHR’s make health care delivery more functional than ever. Menachemi and Collum (2011), tell us that EHR’s include patient demographics, progress notes, current problems, medications, and vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory and radiology data. Over a lifetime, a patient’s data accumulates in a variety of…

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    Patients trust health care professionals and providers protect their medical information. Developments in technology allow for easier utilization and access to health records through electronic portals for patients and physicians. Laws such as the Health Information Accountability Act sets standards that health care providers must follow to ensure patient privacy. The purpose of this paper is to describe the Electronic Health Record (EHR) mandate and discuss how the Cleveland Clinic has…

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    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…

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    An electronic health record (EHR) is a computerized aggregate of a patient’s official health record that is to be made directly available to multiple authorized agencies and practitioners. It is much more than just a collection; rather it is an efficient approach of sharing digitally organized information of the patients across the health care providers and organization. This digitized system is intended to prop up the goals of Population Health Management (PHM) i.e. to enhance the quality of…

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    The medical health record is an integral part of the healthcare system and has evolved greatly over the years. This form of communication is necessary for keeping information about a patient’s health at the fingertips of healthcare professionals. The medical record includes everything from billing and administrative information to complete diagnoses and medications. ("What information does an electronic health record (EHR) contain? | FAQs | Providers & Professionals | HealthIT.gov," 2013).…

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    In this paper I will demonstrate how I would use Everett Roger’s five qualities to prepare a group of nurses for the implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) in their small rural hospital in upstate New York. The purpose of this paper is to show the best techniques to overcome resistance, and what could have been done along the way to prevent this resistance from occurring. I will also discuss how nurses can and will be the driving force in adopting new technology based on their…

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    Electronic Health Record (EHR) can definitely transform the way care is delivered to a patient. As more healthcare facilities, including hospitals and private practices, move towards the use of EHR, the benefits will increase to both patients and practitioners. It is much easier to retrieve or track patient specific medical information using EHR than to use paper records. Many paper records are written in illegible handwriting and missing different types of information. One study showed…

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    Homework 1 1. Over the years, information technology within the healthcare setting have been increasing. The implementation of the current Electronic Health Record System has been very beneficial as well as challenging to clinics in rural settings that treat patients that are diagnosed with cancer. Clinics in rural area that treats cancer patients needs an EHR system whose software is tailored to fit the needs of oncology care and has the ability to remotely access patient information from…

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    my research project identification I would like to go into the healthcare industry and the growing use of electronic health records (EHR). Many companies produce this type of software but the first one I came across was NueMD. Health information technology (health IT) can play an important role in increasing patient safety by virtue of the information contained in the electronic health record (EHR) and the features (error-checking, notifications, etc.) systems use to ensure high quality care.…

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    strongly believe that our hospital can benefit from transitioning to EHR, also known as electronic health record. Now this is different from an EMR (electronic medical record), which is the typical medical and clinical information collected at one healthcare provider's office, such as when a patient comes to see her family doctor for the flu (HealthIT.gov, 2014). The EHR system is a more comprehensive digital record that not only includes the data from the EMR but also contains more complete…

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