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An electronic health record (EHR) is a digital version of a patient’s paper chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users. While an EHR does contain the medical and treatment histories of patients, an EHR system is built to go beyond standard clinical data collected in a provider’s office and can be inclusive of a broader view of a patient’s care. EHRs can: Contain a patient’s medical history, diagnoses, medications, treatment plans, immunization dates, allergies, radiology images, and laboratory and test results Allow access to evidence-based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patient’s care
Health care is a team effort. Shared information supports that effort. When all team members can communicate with each other effectively and efficiently, everyone benefits—patients, their families, and providers. The Nation's health and economy benefit as well. Electronic health record (EHR) adoption requires investment of time and money, but the benefits often outweigh the costs, and financial incentives are available to help providers make the transition. The main goal of health IT is to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The promise of fully realized EHRs is having a single record that includes all of a patient's health information: a record that is up to date, complete, and accurate. This puts providers in a better position to work with their patients to make good decisions.
The benefits of EHR offer far more than a paper record. Improve quality and convenience of patient care Increase patient participation in their care Improve accuracy of diagnoses and health outcomes Improve care coordination Increase practice efficiencies and cost savings
1.Assess Your Practice Readiness The first step in EHR implementation is to conduct an assessment of your current practice and its goals, needs, and financial and technical readiness. With an accurate view of your level of preparedness, your practice can design an implementation plan that meets the specific needs of your practice. 2.Plan Your Approach Planning draws on the information gathered during the assessment phase, to outline the practice's EHR implementation plan. 3.Select or Upgrade to a Certified EHR There are a number of steps involved in choosing the right EHR system for your practice. Eligible health care professionals and eligible hospitals must use certified EHR technology in order to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive payments. 4.Conduct Training & Implement an EHR System EHR implementation involves the installation of the EHR system and associated activities, such as training, mock “go-live,” and pilot testing. 5.Achieve Meaningful Use The final phase of EHR implementation includes successfully attesting to demonstrating meaningful use of EHRs, and reassessing what you have learned from training and everyday use of the system. 6.Continue Quality Improvement Emphasizes continuous evaluation of your practice's goals and needs post-EHR-implementation to continue improving workflows that achieve the individual practice's goals while leveraging the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs).
The Core components of the EHR are: Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) – A robust order management system which allows clinicians to electronically process various types of orders. Electronic ordering has been implemented province-wide for laboratory, diagnostic imaging and allied health consult orders. CPOE enables faster, more efficient, and safer care for Islanders. Laboratory Information System (LIS)—no matter where a patient is tested, allows laboratory technicians to enter results into a database that will be linked to the patient’s EHR and will be available for viewing Drug Information System (DIS) –It contains information relating to medications prescribed for Islanders and provides Island pharmacists and other authorized healthcare providers with province-wide access to medication profiles. Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) – enables the digital capture, storage and distribution of medical images. A diagnostic image such as an X-ray can be captured and shared in real-time with authorized healthcare providers across the province. Radiology Information System (RIS) – manages all diagnostic imaging-related patient information across PEI. An X-ray taken at one of our community hospitals, for example, can be interpreted by a radiologist either locally or remotely and as soon as she/he finishes the report, it is immediately available electronically to all authorized healthcare providers across PEI. Client Registry (CR) – serves as the definitive source of patient/client demographic and administrative information. CR shares this information with other components of the EHR as needed.
Increase practice efficiencies Improve accuracy of diagnoses Improve care coordination Increase patient participation Improve quality and convenience of patient care Improve quality and convenience of patient care Improve quality of drugs Less cost Please select in the following by clicking on it Benefits of EHR
Correct Answer Improve quality and convenience of patient care
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE ) Laboratory Information System (LIS) Drug Information System (DIS) Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) Radiology Information System (RIS) Please select the missing component in the following Laboratory Test List Cost of Drugs Client Registry (CR)