Electronic Medical Records

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1 Running header: Electronic Medical Records Electronic Medical Records Alesha McCall HCA/210 June 23, 2011 Bobbie-Ann Murphy, MHA, MSN/ED, RN
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2 Running header: Electronic Medical Records Electronic Medical Records Health care facilities use electronic (computerized) medical records also known as EMRs to provide a single point for patient information that is available to all practitioners within a single facility. EMR becomes the point of integration between departments. For instant, in a hospital, EMRs connect departmental systems such as emergency department, radiology; surgery, pharmacy, pathology and essential for the extremely critical condition that arise in all ERs. In medical offices, the EMR can secure the safe delivery of patient information to all members of the care team. Overall, EMR should reduce or eliminate the use of paper. It should allow practitioners to update relevant patient data without having to hunt through a lot of papers. EMRs should reduce the errors in transcription of records from one department to
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