1 Impact of Change Impact of Change Change, generally speaking, can be a major factor that at times may be needed and although may be uncertain can make things better. Many people will experience this at some point in their lives as well as organizations that can either have a positive or negative outcome. However, there are many factors need to be taken into consideration before any changes can begin to take form. Not all changes mean that everyone will be on board, so that is also something to consider. Changes, no matter how big or small will require the assistance of others
2 to accomplish any task. At times, changes may be worth a shot especially if things are not going the way organizations think they should or are looking for ways to continue having success. Other times, it may be to follow the times and changes that surround us which are also important factors to consider. Regardless of what reasons organizations have behind wanting to make changes, it should be noted that these things can’t happen overnight and take the time to not only plan but to carry out. These strategies can help any organization that is considering making changes successful in executing them. Implementation of EHRs The decision to transition to electronic health records was made because of the benefits it provides patients and employees. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) will have patient information in one convenient place making it accessible by providers in various locations. Providers can electronically share patient information with other providers or specialist. EHRs provide alerts, flags, and reminders that will improve patient care (Benefits of EHRs, 2014). Everyone who accesses the EHR has a unique user ID leaving a trail allowing for audits to show what changes were made and who made them. EHRs allow patients to become more active in their healthcare. Electronic health records provide patients with the ability to access their health information such as test results, medication lists, vitals, diagnosis, and future or past appointments. Patients won’t have to fill out the same forms every visit which decreases their frustration and motivates them to be seen more often. E-Prescribing allows providers to send
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- Spring '16
- Organizational studies, Electronic health record