Electronic Health Records Paper

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Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.

Share the EHR platform that your practice uses and discuss the challenges and barriers to electronic charting. Why have we moved from paper charting to EHR’s? What is meant by meaningful use regulations and why is this important to know when documenting in the EHR?

Please support your work with at least three evidence based practice resources that are less than 5 years old.

Written Paper (Microsoft Word doc): minimum 2000 words using 6th edition APA formatting

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School: UIUC

hello, i am attaching the EHR paper below, kindly review it for me and let me know if we can make any possible enhancement or modification. Otherwise if all is well, kindly invite me for more tasks. I have also attached the outline for the paper.Thankyou.


Electronic Health Records
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According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 86.9% of total office-based
physicians have adopted the EHR method. An Electronic Health Record is a digital version that
contains paper charts of the patient ("National Health Care Surveys", 2018). Its patient-centered
in nature as it prevents and secure information of the patient from access by unauthorized
personnel. EHR is functioned to act beyond clinical information that’s collected in a provider
office and view of patient care. It also allows the evidence-based history of a patient and
streamlines the workflow of the provider. In this paper, I will be discussing why medical
facilities have shifted from paper charting to EHRs, the meaning of meaningful use regulations
and its importance when documenting in the EHR.
Reasons for shifting to EHRs
Severe limitations of paper records
Health facilities are embracing the EHR because of paper records limitations. These
paper records involve handwritten office notes and prescriptions. These handwritings are usually
very illegible even if there is a template. This data cannot be electronically stored and shared
because the information is not structured to compute and share it easily to other systems and
computers. Paper records are very expensive to transport, copy, store and can be destroyed
easily. These pose difficulties in analyzing them and determining how many people have seen it
and has adverse effects on the environment. The need to embrace an electronic record was to
curb these limitations. The Electronic Records allows easier navigation of patients medical
history, allows full-time recording at anywhere and any place, it saves on money spent through
reduction of full-time equivalents as well as transforming record rooms into productive areas and
improves the coding level of health records (Korbut, 2016).
Need for improved productivity and efficiency
The goal of adopting an EHR system is to ensure patient data is available to anyone who
requires it and when needed. With EHR laboratory results are retrievable more rapidly hence
saving on money and time because these results are forwarded through a messaging that's very
secure and the data are readily available in the student portal. Patients benefit from the reduction
of duplicated tests. EHR are very efficient because they help in reducing redundant paperwork,
have the opportunity and capability of enhancing an interface with the billing program which
submits all the claims electronically. Electronic health records help in ensuring health
productivity when templates are employed judiciously. This is because they help in click and
point out histories as well as the physical exams that in some cases help in saving time. A

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