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Benefits Of EHR/CPOE

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Evaluation of the Benefits of Electonic Health Record Through the Dimensons of Cost, Access, and Quality

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Benefits Of EHR/CPOE

  1. 1. Benefits of EHR Evaluating the Benefits of Electronic Health Record and Computerized Prescriber Order Entry Through the Dimensions of Cost, Access, and Quality.
  2. 2. Dimensions of Healthcare <ul><li>Health: a state of complete physical, mental, and social/spiritual well being, not merely the absence of disease. </li></ul>Quality Cost Access
  3. 3. Current U.S. Performance Quality Cost Access 44-98,000 Americans die each year due to medical error 47 million Americans are uninsured Healthcare accounts for 17% of gross domestic product
  4. 4. Electronic Health Record and Cost <ul><li>EHR often leads to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher billings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Declines in provider productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost savings related to error reduction varies </li></ul>
  5. 5. EHR/CPOE and Quality <ul><li>CPOE has led to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time consuming registration process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delays in care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of compliance with time-sensitive standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsafe workarounds </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. EHR/CPOE and Access <ul><li>Will EHR/CPOE allow clinicians to see more patients? </li></ul><ul><li>Will reduction in error lead to decreased costs? </li></ul><ul><li>Will EHR/CPOE ultimately achieve greater quality and cost savings? </li></ul>
  7. 7. There is Hope <ul><li>The Veterans Affairs Administration: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolutionized care through : -Organizational change -Accountability for quality and value -Information technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today the Veterans Affairs Administration leads in: -Clinical Informatics -Quality Improvement -Patient Satisfaction -Clinical Benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Am J Manag Care. 2004;10(part 2):828-836) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ Of all the forms of injustice, inequality in health is the most cruel and inhumane.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Martin Luther King </li></ul>

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