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Defining Medical/ Health InformaticsHS420 ADVANCED HEALTH INFORMATICSPURDUE UNIVERSITY GLOBALMONTINA PRUITT
Electronic Health Record (EHR)EHR is a digital copy of a patients health informationAccessed, stored, and processed electronicallyReplaced paper charts and records in healthcare organizationsAble to be shared with other healthcare providers across different healthcare settings EHR systems span multiple care settingsTrack and store patient information over a longitudinal time horizon, and contain functionality that assists in activities associated with maintaining a person’s health. (Balgrosky, J. A. (2015)).
What’s in a Patient’s EHR? MedicationsMedical HistoryDiagnosisImmunizations and dates givenRadiology imagesTreatment PlansLab tests and resultsOrders for procedures or testsAllergiesPatient billing and paymentsPhysician or provider notes Much more…
Functionality Of Archival And Retrieval Systems Current SystemPaper records require a lot of managing, as there are countless documents involved. Not beneficial for the physician or the patient as the record could easily go missing.Higher Cost of staff to assemble, file, retrieve, and distribute hard copiesHigher chances for errorsLack of access to the record has caused fragmentation of medical records Patients had to request their record in writing, no data sharing Quality issues and loss of productivity and efficiencyHybrid system, Although an upgrade for previous archival and retrieval systems it is not the best as part of a patient record could be easily lost. Patient’s still unable to access there entire record, paper still being used, limited data available. New Systemimplementing EHR will allow for the digitalization of all patient records. using EHR we will avoid many issues encountered with paper and hybrid record. We will maintain a back up of the records in a server accessible in clinic in case of a power outage patient records will still be available with high efficient generators, in order to

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