Informatics Discussion week 6.docx - Healthcare Technology Information Trends McGonigle D Mastrian K G(2018 \u201cElectronic Health Records(EHR are

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Healthcare Technology Information Trends McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2018) “Electronic Health Records (EHR) are computer-based data warehouse regarding healthcare status of a client, which are replacing the former paper-based medical records.”(Pg.564). HER is a technology data trend that it is tremendously increasing in the healthcare field right now. Every hospital setting, every doctor’s appointment, and lab result are emerging with the use of technology into EHR. Do you remember grandmothers to bring their file cabinet and take out a pile of their most important papers and start searching for something, EHR arrived to help compile all those papers into an organized and safe file with easy access. A challenge of EHR is the ability of patient to accept, adapt and incorporate to change. Laureatte Education (2018) “change is hard. And so taking the day in and day out habits and making them different is just difficult for any human being. And taking ingrained habits and saying, rather than write on a paper, you're now going to use a computer it's different, it's foreign, they feel uncomfortable at times, they don't feel they have the same mastery.” Even though EHR promises fantastic benefits, it does poses a potential challenge to patients that are not used to change, patients that are not familiar with technology and to patients that do not have access to a computer nor internet. Change and confusion can cause into some patients. Laureatte Education (2018) “ The most obvious benefit of an Electronic Medical Record is accessibility. No matter where you are, no matter which needs to see it, it's accessible, it's available.” I can place myself as an example; I had a doctor appointment last week, the doctor

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