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Electronic Medical Record


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Electronic Medical Record

  1. 1. By Frank Ejechi (Member of Group Project 6) Electronic Medical Record
  2. 3. What is an Electronic Medical Record <ul><li>It is a computerized medical record </li></ul><ul><li>It is used to deliver health care information </li></ul><ul><li>It is used in hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies, and other healthcare facilities. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Remote charting is possible through an EMR </li></ul>Remote Charting
  4. 5. Features of an EMR <ul><li>An EMR is categorized into the following main features </li></ul><ul><li>Administrations: Security and legal features </li></ul><ul><li>Clerical: Billing, documentation and scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical: Patient’s information, physician orders, nurses notes, interventions, labs information. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Benefits of EMRs <ul><li>They enhance patients’ safety </li></ul><ul><li>Real time information regarding patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility of documentation or orders </li></ul><ul><li>Access to medical information remotely </li></ul><ul><li>Better security of medical records </li></ul><ul><li>Archives of medical records </li></ul>
  6. 7. Challenges of an EMR <ul><li>It is expensive and takes time to implement </li></ul><ul><li>It requires retraining of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Patients medical records could be compromised </li></ul><ul><li>System could crashed </li></ul><ul><li>Medical records can be stolen by unauthorized person. </li></ul>
  7. 8. References <ul><li>EMR and HIPPA (2011). An Open Forum for EMR, HER, and HIPPA related information , Retrieved on April 23, 2011, from </li></ul><ul><li>Thede, L.Q. & Sewell, J.P. (2010). Basic Electronic Healthcare Information Systems; Informatics and Nursing Competencies and Applications . Philadelphia. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. </li></ul>