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EHR which is also a digitalized version of a patient’s chart; EHR are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly to various authorized providers (HealthIT, 2018). The EHR offers the same information as an EMR but more. In the EHR, providers can find patient’s medical history, allergies, immunizations, radiology images, lab results and further (HealthIT, 2018). The EHR system is designed to share patient information with more than one healthcare provider. This particular data allows various providers to access the patient’s EHR from different specialties, facilities, and across state lines to provide the best care from all spectrums. With this new-found information, it is appropriate to say that EHR is the better term to use when explaining the usage of data in the hospital setting.References
HealthIT. (2018 March, 21). What is an electronic health record (EHR)? Retrieved from USF Health. (2019). What is EMR? Retrieved from -records-emr/Response to Joseph Esperante I truly enjoyed reading your post on the benefits of using telemedicine on stroke patients. Telestroke care is one of the older and more established telemedicine available in the United States. Fortunately, telemedicine has been used as the barrier for treating stroke patients in areas where there is a shortage of neurologists and hospitals that are capable of treating such patients. According to Lawrence R. Wechsler, MD chairman of AHA/ASA, “Telestroke has evolved over the last decade and is now used quite extensively to take care of acute stroke patients in the U.S. and the rest of the world” (Wicklund, 2016). Recently, healthcare systems such as the Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in New Jersey, have been experimenting with mobile devices and platforms, offering more immediate stroke diagnosis services with EMS services (Wicklund, 2016). Some of these systems have CT scans in the ambulance and can administer tPA in the ambulance. Rapid decision making is vital for thrombolytic treatment in patients with acute ischemic stroke because of the decreasing effect of tPA with time; the current appropriate time window is restricted to only 3 hours after symptom onset (Henninger, Chowdhury, Fisher, &Moonis, 2009). In this case, a paramedic consulting with a specialist via live video can possibly cut 15 minutes off the door to needle time (Henninger et al, 2009). When dealing with stroke patients, time is of the essence. Every minute that can be carved off improves the outcome of the patient.
ReferencesHenninger, N., Chowdhury, N., Fisher, M., & Moonis, M. (2009). Use of telemedicine to increase thrombolysis and advance care in acute ischemic stroke.Cerebrovascular Diseases,27, 9-14. Retrieved from ?
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Nursing, Health care provider, Electronic health record