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Due Date: Oct 25, 2017 23:59:59 Max Points: 150


For this assignment, you will utilize content from the course materials as well as additional qualified resources to synthesize new information that you can apply towards your DPI Project, your future work area, or your clinical practice as a DNP-prepared nurse.

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For this assignment, write a 1,000-1,250 word paper in which you:

  1. Select a technology that has been explored in the course.
  2. Using the technology you have selected, define and describe how the element would be measured or evaluated.
  3. Using the content in the textbook and other readings, list three elements that will be used to evaluate the user-technology interface.
  4. Perform an assessment using elements of user-technology interface or human factors methods to determine functionality.
  5. For each element, propose practicable suggestions for improvement using support from the literature.

The technology I would like to discuss is EHR. thanks

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The Electronic Health Records



The Electronic Health Records
The electronic health record refers to the electronic version of imputing the patient’s’
medical history into the health system. It is maintained by a provider for quite a long time. It may
comprise of the institution’s administrative data which are relevant to the provider such as
demographics. The major concepts of the electronic health records usually comprise of a wide
range of data system obtained from different sources. The sources include files which are
compiled by single departments to the other collections of the patients’ data. The records are
used for primary, secondary and tertiary information purposes.
The electronic health records are used by different people in a health care institution, i.e.
the clinical staffs enter data as dictated by the physicians and nurses, while other information are
usually validated by the physicians and fed into EHRs by the patients themselves. The types of
data stored in EHRs are diversified depending on the patients’ medical history, physical
examination, diaries and many other information. According to the past research by (Ambinder,
2017), it has been identified that the gap in EHRs should be filled by incorporation of different
types of standardized tools, conducting electronic interviews and enabling the nursing
documentation schemes



Negative Effects of Electronic Health Records
Despite the magnitude of the patients’ health records that are made available to the
relevant bodies, there are some of the information that are confidential to patients that should be
concealed, states (Kalra & Ingram, 2014). They can only be made available with the consent of
the patient due to ethical issues. This method have an efficient ways of handling different
magnitudes of patients complications hence preferred by many physicians. Despite of its
efficacy, there are some weaknesses that have been outlined in various studies that are affiliated
with the Electronic Health Records.
The weaknesses of EHRs mentioned include the reduction of eye contact between the
doctor and the patient. This is due to the activities such as keyboarding and sometimes the screen
gaze which has impaired the relationship between physicians and patients. This has greatly
reduced on the emotional support and the good rapport the physicians could have created with
the patients. The use of Electronic Health records has negatively affected the physician-patient
centered communication which was majorly meant to increase on transparency of the patient as
well as the moral support from the physician. There is also a concern on the amplification of the
behavioral characteristics of the physicians in response to their patients regarding medical record
use as studied by (Jensen, Jensen, & Brunak, 2012).
In line with the research work done by (Hoerbst & Ammenwerth, 2010), it was found that
the disadvantages of the electronic method is highly dependent on the costs incurred. The startup
costs are usually due to the conversion of all the charts that were used from their manual form to
electronic form. Purchasing the required equipment that are used fo...

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