Hcs 465 Week 3 Individual Assignment

Components of a Research Study Components of a Research Study Patient safety is something that can affect almost anyone; there are several things that are determined when it comes to patient safety. Patient safety ranges from distributing the wrong medication to operating on the wrong person, and this can be caused from job related stress. When nurses are working they are dealing with a great deal of stress since they have several responsibilities that come along with their position. When the nursing staff at a hospital have several responsibilities as well as several patients to care for they are more likely to feel as though they are overworked which can in turn cause them to make mistakes. There was a case study done to determine the stress level of nurses that have a high stress level with nurse that have a large work load, having little control in the decision making process in patient care, as well as the lack of support amongst one another on staff. (Berland, Natvig, & Gundersen, 2008) Define the Problem According to Lipley (2004), there are over 400,000 incidental cases a year in the UK that could have been prevented. The number of cases that have ended in the death of a patient has ranged each year.

Unformatted text preview: 1 Electronic Medical Records Electronic Medical Records Jamie Martin HCS 465 December 21, 2015 Lane Baggett 2 Electronic Medical Records Electronic Medical Records Electronic medical records, abbreviated as EMR are the new and improved way of health care medical records for all patients. Hospitals and other healthcare settings are increasingly turning to electronic records over traditional paper records. Even though electronic medical records are the new advancement many physician offices and hospitals haven’t made the leap to get on board quite yet, where as they are still keeping paper records. Each health care provider and facilities have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of electronic medical programs such as cost, time frame and training. Electronic medical records can also save time and help delete errors when it comes to billing and coding, “Almost every op-ed piece on medical care in America praises electronic medical records” (Friedman, Joseph MD 2008). Electronic health record, abbreviated as EHR is a digital version is a patient’s paper chart and holds patient records, medical history, results, treatment plans and diagnoses which allows for a complete history of each patient to be viewed without tracking down a patients paper medical record. EHR also allows faster and more accurate information to the medical professional provider as it’s right there digitally on a computer which means saving more time, saving more lives, reducing paper waste and eliminates any lost medical records occurrences. Electronic health records inside the electronic medical record helps improve patient safety such as finding drug interactions when a doctor prescribes a new medication the electronic system will cross reference with all other prescribed medication for any interactions and also side effects. There is debate on issues on which electronic system to choose, all the benefits and also the disadvantages of using electronic medical records. Recently the Government had issued bonuses to “Doctors who implement EMRs in 2011 or 2012 will receive payments of up to $44,000, but consulting firm predicts shortfall for small practices.” (Hasson, Matt June 2009) 3 Electronic Medical Records Accessing electronic medical records is much faster than retrieving paper records as these may be misplaced in the wrong spot or out for use. Saving time while looking up electronic patient data which allows medical providers to see more patients in less time and also have better quality care for each patient. The health care facility would be more efficient and improving all over care for both medical professionals such as decreasing malpractice and improving patient care and safety. Some down sides to Electronic medical records some medical professionals see are cost of the electronic system which means the facility may have to pay to upgrade computers, as well as installing the electronic medical record program on the computer systems as well as the time and money for training the staff which could result in loss of patient contact which would result in lost revenue. Also there is a major concern with electronic medical and health records that security is a real concern. There are hackers out in the world that can break down firewalls of security inside computers and computer systems to hack private and personal information, so the concern of hackers would increase the cost and need of staffing for the technical department in the facility. Another disadvantage of electronic medical record systems is that most patients feel their medical provider lost their bed side manner, and do not provide that one on one time spent with the patient since the medical professional is typing away on the computer. All in all health care is forever advancing and so is technology, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages when it comes to electronic medical records and electronic health records, not only because of the accuracy of patient safety and care, fast findings and also Government advantages such as the facility getting revenue breaks and bonuses. It is extremely important that all aspects of any change in health care are discussed with the CEO, legal department, human resource department and also the health care administrator for all reviews, organizing, following 4 Electronic Medical Records through and completing these tasks on time. Of course the most important part of completing EMR would be “selecting a vendor for an electronic medical record system can be a timeconsuming and challenging project; however, the rewards of an automated, nearly paperless system can be very beneficial” (Hertlein, Sue Dec 2008) 5 Electronic Medical Records Reference Hertlein, Sue. (Nov/Dec 2008) “EMR: Roadmap for Success” The Journal of Medical Practice Management : MPM24.3): 151-3. Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/219984186?pqorigsite=summon&accountid=458 Hasson, Matt (June 2009) “Federal stimulus includes billions in incentives for EMR adoption” Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/200529454?pqorigsite=summon&accountid=458 Friedman, Joseph H, MD (Sept 2008) “Electronic Medical Records” Medicine and Health Rhode Island 91.9 : 266 Retrieved from: http://search.proquest.com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/docview/195792011/930FB5F2C5 E04A0FPQ/3?accountid=458 ...
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