Nursing Informatics Assignment 1

Nursing Informatics Assignment 1 - Electronic Health Record...

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Electronic Health Record 1 Running Head: SUMMARY OF THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD A Summary of the Electronic Health Record Jeffrey A. Goodhart University of Arkansas
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Electronic Health Record 2 A Summary of the Electronic Health Record Nowadays paper records are being outdated and used less often. Instead people are more likely to use an electronic health record (EHR), which according to himss.org refers to “a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting.” The drawbacks to paper records are that they can hold only one client visit each and can be viewed by only one person at a time. The EHR can hold all of a patient’s information at once and can be used at any time. It is the solution to the evolvement of patient records in the world of healthcare. There are a few things an EHR should do. It should be able to provide secure and reliable access to a patient’s records and function as the primary source of information to the clinician (Hebda, Czar, & Mascara. 2005, p.252). An EHR should also contain data used for planning,
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course NURS 2012 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.

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