Reducing waste With having computer documentation in EMRs, the need for paper files is drastically reduced. This helps to eliminate waste and cuts down on costs. With a system that is linked with a computerized medication record, it also eliminates the need to print out medication orders. Electronic signatures can be obtained at the bedside. This is used for the patients when signing consent for treatment, surgeries, and procedures. Increase in productivity
HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM 11 When utilizing Cerner, there is an increase in productivity. This decreases the time spent looking for the chart or any records. It’s easy to use and allows the provider quick navigation. With the quick log-on, this also decreases the amount of time spent remembering passwords. You spend so much time repeatedly logging into the computers. Due to staff and patient interruptions that often occur with charting, this becomes an important piece in a productivity increase. When any questions arise in terms of administering medications and patient safety, Cerner offers tool and references for any questions. For example, when giving a blood transfusion. The system verifies the medication allergies, to verify if safe for patient to take prescribed medications. This can alert the ordering physician of any possibilities of a reaction to taking this medication. All of this can help with productivity with less need for the pharmacy to have to intervene. Staff wouldn’t have to contact them for resource information. Staff and capital resource With implementation, there are always delays in production. This can act as a barrier in difficult systems. Cerner is very easy to implement, because of the simple design feature and the less time staff has to learn the system. It is very user-friendly, so nurses don’t have to spend a large amount of time learning a new system. After Cerner training, it would reduce the need for ancillary staff. If any further training is needed, it takes minimal time to learn when compared against other systems. With data being electronic, storage space increases. Interdisciplinary Team Identification for Implementing a System It’s imperative when planning an implementation of a new EMR system, to have key staff and stakeholders. This increases the success of the implementation. There are important stakeholders needed to make this transition a smooth success. The team members needed include
HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM 12 IT, Clinical Staff, Physicians, and Project Manager. With Clinical Staff and Physicians, it may be best to have one person designated to be the leader. IT Leader The IT leaders’ title in the organization would be an Application Analyst. They are very important during this process. They have expertise in system knowledge, quality testing, and functioning. They are responsible for consulting with management and developing software that’s essential to the patient’s needs. Their role includes but not limited to, delegation of duties to other IT staff. They also collaborate with vendors of other systems involved in the integration
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- Summer '19
- electronic medical record, Health Information Systems, Cerner, EMRS