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Week 9 emr implementation final project


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Week 9 emr implementation final project

  1. 1. ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS IMPLEMENTATION Daphiny Ragone HCA/270 July 29, 2012 Maureen Kilzer
  2. 2. WHY TO IMPLEMENT EMR? Electronic Medical RecordsMedical Record Errors Illegible handwriting Medical Abbreviations Handwritten medical notes AccuracyCostly Training Setting up software
  3. 3. WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS?Choosing SoftwareChoosing VendorTestingTrainingSupport
  4. 4. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE Long-term improvement CostsMedical equipment expenditureLawsuitsElectronic Medical Records will reducemedical errors
  5. 5. CURRENT VALUE value of a future payment on a given dateDefinitely financial gain - Huge saving onimplementing an EMRReduction in Lawsuits Undesirable Drug Events Needless medical testing Additional hospital stays Unapproved claims
  6. 6. PROJECTED REVENUE to estimate what will the revenue beElectronic Medical Records save expenses by Reduction in Office personnel and staffs transcriptionists chart storage cost Enhances emergency room coding evaluation and management coding
  7. 7. OPPORTUNITY COSTSThe cost of passing the next best choice when acquiring a decisionOne option vs another optionImplementation costComparing financial loss in each options
  8. 8. OVERALL COSTS Costs required to implementing EMRHardwareSoftwareTraining staff support user friendly
  9. 9. SURPRISE COSTSLegal Threats Reduction in Lawsuits Lifetime storageMaintenance Yearly maintenance cost Increase in utility bill
  10. 10. INCENTIVES Federal grants• Medicare incentives• Tax credits• Software stimulus packages
  11. 11. ADVANTAGESPatients• Improved healthcare• Accuracy• Faster treatment & decisionsOrganization• Transferring patient information• Increased number of patient seen daily• Reduced operational costs
  12. 12. DISADVANTAGESPatient• Privacy• Distractions• Reduced personal touchOrganization• Costly• Maintenance• Training
  13. 13. CONCLUSION There are various advantages on implementation of an Electronic Medical Record system. There are some disadvantages associated with it too. Electronic Medical Records helps to improve patient healthcare. Electronic Medical Records are not misplaced like paper files or records. The information kept in Electronic Medical Records is far more accurate and legible compared to paper record ones. Potential human errors are reduced considerably through Electronic Medical Record system as opposed to paper charts entered manually. Some of the medical staffs would not prefer using EMR System as they are less adaptive to the technology changes and would be overwhelmed using computerized system entering the medical records. Since the initial set up cost is high, there is loss of revenue at the initial phase though it has many positive gains. EMR not only maintains the information but also organizes these for further use. EMRs can also be used as guides for providers for their daily rounds. To sum up, EMR implementation will provide best healthcare possible to the patients.
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