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Keeping updated antiviral software can scan for known viruses. The ultimate goal is to prevent breaches and ensure that PHI is as protected as possible. Organizational Efficiency & ProductivityHealthcare organizations place importance on the implementation of an effective electronic healthcare system as a way of increasing the organizations efficiency and productivity.One major component of the EHR is standardizing data entry and access points into a system. Using standardized language in the EHR and throughout the HCS system increases productivity by allowing users to the means to access one system with all the patient’s information rather thanseeking data from multiple areas. Benefits of EHR’s include better healthcare, health, improved efficiency (which translates to lower healthcare costs), and improved clinical decision making. Better healthcare is achieved with an EHR by improving all aspects of patient care, including safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, communication, education, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. The overall health of a community can be eased with the help of an EHR in encouraging healthier lifestyles in the entire population, including increased physical activity, better nutrition, avoidance of behavioral risks, and wider use of preventative care. Efficiency is achieved through the coordination of healthcare services and reducing redundant tests and waste. Clinical decision
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT – C791 13making is directly impacted through the EHR through the integration of patient information froma multitude of sources.Productivity increases when a system allows for the ease of implementing information. Ensuring that proper training is completed for staff increases the probability of compliance, however, the ease of a systems ability to enter data is imperative to compliance and prevents workarounds allowing for not only increasing staffs’ productivity but preserving the integrity of the data entered (Chaudry, et al., 2006). Interdisciplinary Team IdentificationFour key stakeholders that can impact how successful system implementation is include: a project leader, committee members, physicians and nursing informatics. The project leader is the main point of contact from the initiation to completion of the implementation of a system. The role will be best filled with someone who is familiar with the system being implemented but also with the organizations needs as well as meeting compliance. Frequently this role is best filled by a nurse leader who is familiar with the role of daily responsibilities. The project leader will form a committee of knowledgeable experts to highlight a smooth implementation process as well as focusing on all user’s needs. The committee members should be representatives of all aspects of care. The committee should consist of nurses and other care providers such as physical therapists, respiratory therapists, lab technicians, etc. Including all providers in this process is critical. Having the