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Running head: CREATING AN EHR1Creating a Successful Electronic Health RecordMeckella AndersonHS420: Advanced Health InformaticsMarch 6, 2018
CREATING AN EHR2Creating a Successful Electronic Health RecordDefinition and explanation of the importance of medical informatics.The importance of having a medical informatics system is to help improve the efficiency of the Electronic Health Record; which, in turn makes the way health care is run smoother and more efficient by speeding up the processes. (Balgrosky, 2015). Making everything accessible with a click of a button and being able to share information regarding a patient in one convenientlocation makes it easier to search and locate the needed information to make the visits go easier and bringing down the cost of medical care at the same time. (Balgrosky, 2015).Medical informatics’ impact on the quality of care.The biggest impact that medical informatics’ has on the quality of care is that everything you need to know is in one place and has a less potential of going missing or getting placed or recorded in the wrong patient’s chart. According toCrossing the Quality Chasmthere are six major keys to improving the quality of health care and they are:1.Safe: to help not harm. (Balgrosky, 2015).2.Effective: provide services that will benefit to those who will benefit and not to those who will not benefit. (Balgrosky, 2015).3.Patient Centered: give care the way a patient prefers; but, also needs. (Balgrosky, 2015).

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