Electronic Medical Record Keeping Canada- A Case Study Project Report IMSE 91-519, Work Organization-Analysis and Design By Syed Wiquar Husain Mukesh Gupta Jasjot Duggal Syed AhmedInstructor:Dr. Zbignew Pasek December 4,2012 1
DefinitionMedical Record: A record of a patients medical information (asmedical history, care or treatments received, test results, diagnoses,and medications taken)Electronic medical record: An electronic medical record (EMR) is adigital version of the traditional paper-based medical record for anindividual. The EMR represents a medical record within a singlefacility, such as a doctors office or a clinic.
Benefits of using EMR Digital Storage: Capable of carrying much more information then traditional system Ease of Access: Allows information to downloaded directly onto a PDA and authorized individual can access online from any location Reduce costs: The initial cost of electronic medical record is very high but the overall cost in maintaining is less.
Benefits of using EMR Increased Risk Management: Digital form help the physician to know the patient effectively and doing the medication accordingly. Accuracy: Electronic medical record come with the features that make sure all the necessary information of patient is included in the form. Quality: Faster and error free health care decisions on the part of the physician, and faster implementation of those decisions by support staff.
EMR Implementation across Canada Provinces and territories are building and upgrading their EHR systems so theyre consistent from one region to the next, each one is at a different stage of development Six core types of databases need to be in place for a provincial EHR to be considered complete. Of the six core types of databases that need to be completed, nine provinces already have at least four in place. 10
EMR Implementation across Canada EMR help in implementing Point-of-care systems in clinical practices across Canada. Many physicians, nurses and pharmacists are currently using electronic systems in their practices, providing them with a comprehensive electronic record of their patients’ pertinent health information. 11
Organizational Approach toEMRBeware of the “Techno-Geek” Leader Over enthusiastic about technology Choice of sophisticated technology Focus on transition of Work CultureAnti - Champions Should be heard Analyze their inhibitions They will eventually come with systems success 13
Organizational Approach toEMRPhysician – EMR Committee Well respected and aware Physicians in the institution Responsible for Implementation Monthly meets to reflect back and future decisions. Incentives to Physicians 14
Organizational Approach toEMRSuper Users Early adopters Use their clinics as Pilot Sites Expend extra resources for their successOffice Staff Of Physician Invaluable information and Support for EMR Involvement is imperative 15
Organizational Approach toEMROther Physician Support Help DeskImportant to have staff that understands technology. Clinical LiaisonsVital link between Information system and Physician EMR AssistantsData Entry 16