Impact of Change 1 Impact of Change Ryan Dreyer, Tiffany Hernandez, Steve Littleton, Priscilla Medina, Spenser Turley University of Phoenix HCS/370 Organizational Behavior August 15, 2016 Introduction Change is inevitable. This is especially true in healthcare today. Changes are happening so rapidly in the health information management arena that it is easy for providers and staff to feel a little overwhelmed. With the passage of the American Stimulus Bill there was a specific section targeted at electronic health records(EHRs). More meaningful use is a term that many healthcare offices needed to embrace quickly if they had not been transitioning over already. Migrating all of the old paper records to electronic form requires accurate planning and execution by staff and sometimes externally contracted information technology firms that specialize in migrating health information, maintaining and, securing the information. When game changing events take place an entire organization needs to be informed and, if necessary trained for the changes that are about to take place depending on the size of the impact the
Impact of Change 2 change carries with it. Preparing individuals for a large sweeping change can have a lasting positive effect if carried out properly. Why the Change was Implemented There are multiple benefits for Healthcare industries to make the switch to Electronic Healthcare records. Legibility, one of the benefits is the legibility of physician orders and prescriptions this has been a problem for some time in the industry and they have resulted in patients having the wrong medications prescribed. Accessibility, by hospitals and clinics switching to EHR they have accessibility in looking up orders as well as compare the previous findings of imaging results and lab results immediately. The use of a computerized chart has increased turnaround times in prescription refills and referrals due to physicians having easy access to review charts and sign medications.
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- Health care provider, Electronic health record, insurance companies