Emr toni word nurs307

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Emr toni word nurs307

  1. 1. Electronic Medical Records By Toni Word Nurs307 Group 6
  2. 2. Electronic Medical Records• IIs a computerized medical record used in a healthcare facility such as hospitals.
  3. 3. Features of EMR• Easy access to a patients medical status• Can be accessed by various disciplines• Information is easily available for consumers
  4. 4. Uses of EMR• Tracking patient interventions/outcomes• Pharmacology studies/analysis• Patient medical data can be shared• Changes/updates/revisions can be made instantly• Communication of care within all disciplines can be evaluated
  5. 5. Institutional Policy/Procedures Related to EMR• Adhering to privacy of information rules• Records must be kept in an unaltered form• Protecting the patients safety from unlawful access of medical records
  6. 6. Improvements/Challenges to Clinical Practice Using EMR• Improvements in the healthcare continuum can be monitored and revised.• Healthcare professionals can reduce the errors related to medications/procedures• Communication/Documentation made more easily, and readily available• Challenges relate to time constraints for training and learning EMR, cost involved in training, and ever changing technology pace.
  7. 7. Reference• Sewell,J.P. & Thede,L.Q.(2010) Informatics and Nursing, Competencies and Applications 3rd, Philadelphia, PA Wolters Kluwer Health

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