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EHR is a version of the patient's paper chart, which is digital and contains the patient's treatment and
medical history. It aims to improve the standard clinical data collected in a provider's office, including
the view of the patient's care.
Risks of using EHR
Privacy of data access control.
This appears because of inappropriate access, which manifests itself in different ways. An example is
when the office staff access the records of a friend who visits the practice. The records can also lead to
network security that may even allow hackers to gain access to the user's credentials, therefore, leading
to a lack of access control protection.
Inaccurate patient information due to periodic and non-real-time updates.
This information in the EHR can bring about some risks. These risks may include providing the wrong
treatment to the patient and testing another patient by mistake hence recording the wring records. This
risk may bring about dangers that may affect the patient's health.
Security of data
The information contained in the EHR is used to commit theft. It is because when another individual has
access to the data provided, they can do some immoral, which is not acceptable. They may also hack the
patient data access and consider increasing some of the cash to them, thus leaving themselves with a
few amounts to pay in the hospital's bill.
A real life example is nurses in a certain hospital giving the patient the wrong treatments or medicines
due to the wrong entry or use of the HER system.
References
Thakkar, M., & Davis, D. C. (2006). Risks, barriers, and benefits of EHR systems: a comparative study
based on the size of the hospital. Perspectives in Health Information Management/AHIMA, American
Health Information Management Association, 3.
Grogan, J. (2006). EHRs and information availability Are you at risk?. Health management
technology, 27(5), 16.

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