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  1. 1. Electronic Medical Record (EMR)<br />Michael Simmons<br />Governors State University<br />
  2. 2. What is an EMR?<br />EMR or Electronic Medical Record is a computerized medical record <br />It replaces the standard physical paper chart<br />It has the same sections as a physical chart & more but is stored on the computer<br />More than one person can access the EMR at a time<br />
  3. 3. Use of EMR<br />All documentation in relation to the patient<br />Storage and accessibility of clients healthcare history<br />Electronic medication administration record<br />Standard vocabulary & communication <br />Patient demographics & insurance <br />
  4. 4. EMR policy<br />Password privacy<br />EMR client privacy & need to know<br />Timely & accurate data entry <br />Staying on trusted networks<br />Appropriate use of remote access<br />
  5. 5. Challenges of EMR<br />Difficult to use program<br />Technical failure<br />Cost to train staff to EMR<br />Lengthy time to access EMR<br />Too many templates, not enough narrative notes<br />Lost password<br />
  6. 6. EMR Improvements<br />World wide facility-to-facility accessibility<br />Frequent user friendly upgrades<br />Interfacing support & reference software<br />Improve affordability for smaller facilities<br />
  7. 7. Thing of the past<br />Paper charts<br />Illegible hand writing<br />Transcription errors<br />Waiting to document<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />EMR has created a higher continuity of care benefiting the client<br />Quick & easy access of pertinent medical history<br />Decrease in medical errors<br />Multiple provider access of 1 EMR<br />Legible documentation for reimbursement & judicial proceedings <br />
  9. 9. Reference<br />MSU Health Care Team, 2011, MSU EMR Home page, retrieved April 26, 201 from www.emr.msu.edu<br />Sewell,Jeanne P,Thede,Linda Q.(2010) Informatics and Nursing:competenciesand applications. Basic electronic healthcare information systems. p336,New York,NY, Wolter Kluwer. <br />

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