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EMR

  1. 1. Electronic Medical Record Kelly Smith Group 3
  2. 2. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) <ul><li>Computerized version of paper medical record </li></ul><ul><li>Encompasses various features </li></ul><ul><li>Many features, uses, improvements, challenges </li></ul><ul><li>HIPPA law governing appropriate use </li></ul>
  3. 3. Features of EMR <ul><li>Ensure quality and improve patient care outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Health information and data </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Order management </li></ul><ul><li>Decision/patient support </li></ul><ul><li>Administration Management </li></ul>
  4. 4. Use of EMR <ul><li>Searchable data base </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of pertinent patient information </li></ul><ul><li>Means of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Stores patient data </li></ul><ul><li>Improves quality patient care </li></ul>
  5. 5. Improvements <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Physician order entry </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Work process of orders </li></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Privacy violations </li></ul><ul><li>Complex documentation systems </li></ul><ul><li>Computer system malfunctions </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate staff training </li></ul>
  7. 7. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Responsibility of all health staff!
  8. 8. HIPPA <ul><li>Created in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal to protect privacy of patient medical records </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy features </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate use of patient data </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate use of patient data </li></ul><ul><li>Disposal of patient information </li></ul>

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