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What Are Electronic Medical records: EMR primer


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A Primer of Electronic Medical records and Electronic Health records

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What Are Electronic Medical records: EMR primer

  1. 1. Introduction to EMRs<br />What are EMRs?<br />An Electronic Medical Record is usually a computerized legal medical record created in an organization that delivers care, such as a hospital and doctor‘s clinic.<br />What are EHRs?<br />The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting<br /><ul><li>Electronic Medical Record (EMR) – contains information from a single organization
  2. 2. Electronic Health Record (EHR) – records that span organizations</li></ul><br />
  3. 3. The Present and Future of EMR<br /><ul><li>Tomorrow’s EMR
  4. 4. web-based
  5. 5. Mobile
  6. 6. open
  7. 7. Interoperable
  8. 8. Connected to patients</li></ul>Today’s EMR<br />client server based<br />proprietary<br />non-interoperable<br />no connectivity to patients <br />monolithic<br />Electronic medical record systems lie at the center of any computerized health information system. Without them other modern technologies such as decision support systems cannot be effectively integrated into routine clinical workflow.<br /><br />
  9. 9. Why Do We Need EMRs?<br />EMR Goals Driving System Requirements<br />Increased clinical and operations efficiency/productivity <br />Increased revenue <br />Improved patient care<br />Reduced opportunity for error<br />Improved access to information<br />Reduced administration & clinical costs<br />Competitive advantage<br />Other?<br /><ul><li>Features & Functions
  10. 10. Technology
  11. 11. Integration & Interfaces</li></li></ul><li>Who Will Use Them? Stakeholders<br />Core Evaluation/Selection Team<br />Physician Champion<br />Nursing Representative<br />Office Manager<br />Medical Records Lead<br />Medical Assistant<br />Billing Office Representative<br />Additional Sources of Input<br />Other Clinicians<br />Ancillary Area Representatives<br />Hospital IT <br />Network/Technical Analyst <br />
  12. 12. Pharmacy<br />Laboratory<br />Radiology<br />Specialists<br />Medical Reference<br />Hospital<br />Practice Management<br />What Services Do You Connect?<br /><br />
  13. 13. How Can You Use Them?<br />Devices<br />Personal Computer (PC)<br />Laptops<br />Pen tablets<br />PDAs<br />Printers<br />Scanners<br />Input Methods<br />Handwriting Recognition<br />Voice Recognition<br />Typing<br />Point and Click<br />Network/Connectivity<br />Cabling<br />Wireless<br />Web-based<br />
  14. 14. How Soon Can You Use Them?<br />Internally Hosted EMRs: Require a lot of groundwork and larger upfront costs.<br />6-12 months, depending on:<br />Organization size<br />Number of interfaces<br />Complexity of documentation tools<br />Complexity of EMR<br />Number of modules<br />Web based EMRs: Ready to use cloud based EMRs available on monthly / annual charges <br />Healthcare institutions can select the services they require, thus allowing them to design their own workflow.<br /> Charges are generally on number of users / size of the organization<br />
  15. 15.<br />Digital MedCom Solutions<br /><br /><br /><br />