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Powerpoint on electronic health record lab 1


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Powerpoint on electronic health record lab 1

  1. 1. Electronic Health Records empowering patients Presented by: Sandy Etienne
  2. 2. IntroductionThis presentation seeks to highlight thefoundation and purpose of Electronic HealthRecords (EHR). This is a new way of storing andorganizing patient’s medical information.EHR patient files are divided into sectionswhere health care providers and staff can findthe information they need to provide patientcare
  3. 3.  Definition CONTENT “Health is our business” Benefits of EHR How secure is EHR in patient privacy Who access patient information
  4. 4.  is a digital format or documentation of an individual’s medical history that is maintained by health care providers or health institutions. It includes information on patient’s demographics progress notes, medication problems, vital signs, past history, diagnostic results and vaccination. Definition of EHR
  5. 5. 1. Medical errors EHR enables patients’ safety by eliminating medical error through illegible handwriting by physicians. Medical documentation in EHR appears to be clear and legible and thus reduces legal implications. Fewer forms to fill out during a visit Fewer repetitive questions – regarding past medical history alert system ensure proper dosage and drugs are administered. Benefits
  6. 6. 2. Improves patients quality of life EHR assist in better disease management and client education. It also enhances communication among healthcare providers. When patient are educated and healthcare providers work collaboratively better patient outcome is achieved. Benefits
  7. 7. 3.Reduces cost of healthcareEHR reduces transcription, re-filling and storage cost. It saves time and cost through eliminating redundant diagnostic testing, paper charting and decreasing storage and retrieval cost. This digital format enables healthcare professionals to communicate and track data for specific patients Benefits
  8. 8. HIPAA law protects: any information that your doctors, nurses, or other health care providers put in the medical record conversations between doctors and others about your familys care or treatment information about your family in the health insurance carriers computer system billing informationEHR maintains patient privacy
  9. 9.  Access to information is done through hospital database that can be access through every computer. To open a patients health record, health care providers would log into the system with a username and password or thumbprint identification. Who has access to information?
  10. 10.  Nemours Foundation (2013), Electronic health records. Retrieved February 21st 2013 from ill/ehrs.html#a_Is_Patient_Privacy_P rotected_ Thede, L., Sewell, J., (2010); Informatics and Nursing; Opportunities and Challenges, (4th ed.), PA. Lippincott William & Wilkins References