Individual project 5 6 chapter 13 are electronic

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Individual Project 5 6 Chapter 13; Are Electronic Medical Records a Cure for Health Care? : 1. What management, organization, and technology factors are responsible for the difficulties in building electronic medical record system? Explain your answer. Organizational factors leading to difficulties in building an electronic medical record system would be that many small hospitals and local doctors find it too expensive in the short term. Considering that it costs $30-50k per doctor, the smaller locations find in unfeasible to implement an electronic system. The technology factor is that it may be difficult to align all the different types of systems to provide one type of service. 2. What stages of system building will be the most difficult when creating electronic medical record system? Explain your answer. The most difficult part of building the electronic medical system would be the full integration of all systems. Having all the systems in the US cover all the patients in the US sounds like a highly improbable task. The integration effort may take longer than the expected five years. 3. What is the business and social impact of not digitizing medical records (to individual physicians, hospitals, insurers, patients)? Keeping physical files on patients would limit essential information that may be required in another location. Additionally, businesses that do not convert to the electronic system would be penalized by the government reducing the reimbursement amounts to the doctors or hospitals. This could end up costing them more than what would have spent in implementing the electronic system. 4. What are the business and social benefits of digitizing medical records?
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Individual Project 5 7 The biggest benefit would be that all patient information would be available at any given time and place. This would make treatment for illnesses quicker and provide more accurate diagnoses. The business benefit would be the stimulus money being provided by the government if they implement the electronic medical system. 5. Name two important information requirements for physicians, two for patients, and two for hospitals that should be addressed by electronic medical record systems. Information that should be required for physicians is the number of prescriptions being provided to each patient and also their medical license number. For patients, it would be the number of hospital visits and overall medical history. Finally, for hospitals, they should provide proper treatment options and additional patient diagnoses for any illnesses.
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