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The innovations in technology over the years from the development of computer hardware and software to Internet and, the smart phones and tablets have transformed the way enterprises across every ...

The innovations in technology over the years from the development of computer hardware and software to Internet and, the smart phones and tablets have transformed the way enterprises across every industry sector communicate and store data.

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  • Top-rated Advantages of Meaningful Use of EHRThe innovations in technology over the years from the development of computer hardware and software toInternet and, the smart phones and tablets have transformed the way enterprises across every industry sectorcommunicate and store data. The digital technology which are accessed through a number of web-enableddevices has left its mark on the healthcare industry too. Being an information-rich industry sector, enterprisesinvolved need to ensure that there is a seamless flow of information through the digital infrastructure.The creation of electronic healthcare records, besides leveraging digital progress throughout the industry, ensuresthat critical information is available at the click of a mouse and round the clock. With stress on the enterprises inthe healthcare industry to meet the required targets, nearly 54% of the professionals not only support itswidespread adoption across the industry and most of them have also registered to understand the benefits ofHIPAA/HITECH compliance standards and meaningful use of EHR.An electronic health record (EHR) is defined in Wikipedia as “a systematic collection of electronic healthinformation about individual patients or populations”. In todays widely networked offices and healthcareestablishments across the world, this digital format of an official health record of an individual can be sharedamong multiple agencies. Such digitized health information systems help to improve efficiency and quality ofhealth care in a cost-effective manner. An EHR contains all vital information such as:Patient contact details,Healthcare check-ups, AAllergies or any other diseases,Family health history,Immunization status,Medications taken,Records of hospitalization and surgeries undergone andDetails of health insurances.Most governments across the world stress on the need for citizens to maintain a standardized electronic healthrecord. The maintenance of electronic health record offers a number of benefits such as :Automatic sharing and updation of information and medical imaging results across multiple enterprises invarious locations.Efficient storage and retrieval of data with accuracy to linked records and resources. Standardization ofmedical services for patient care at a lower cost.Decision support systems for healthcare professionals.Further regulations such as the HITECH Act demands that every enterprise under the healthcare industry arecompliant with the regulations and establish programs to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency ofhealthcare offered. To ensure a meaningful use of EHR, enterprises need to promote IT security and compliancewith the help of electronic health information exchange and must offer incentive payments when adopting theEHR technology to achieve specific objectives.Read more on - HIPAA HITECH Compliance management, IT Compliance, Risk Assessment