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Quality Factors
Christine Hoffman
9/18/2017
NSG 468
Professor Grendell

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Technology in the healthcare field has brought about many changes and has changed the
way we do things as nurses. With these changes, it has improved the quality and safety of the
patient and their care. The old healthcare records were done on paper and stored in a chart at
each facility that a patient was treated at. When records needed to be shared or forwarded to a
new provider, a request would need to be made, copies of the chart done and sent on. The
receiving team would have to read the chart and get the information out that was needed. This
was a long and drawn-out process. These lead to a delay of care, mistakes, duplicate care and lost
information.
Changes in the healthcare records with technology now are stored in electronic form and
compact for space. These records are called Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and only contain
information for a hospital or system. Information is categorized by date/procedure/providers and
includes history, allergies, medications, letters, tests results, and visits. The charts can be viewed
by authorized personnel either on-site or remote. Copies of chart record or events can be
forwarded via fax or pushed electronically over secure channels as needed. This can help
eliminate duplicate orders or tests, updated information on recent visits and procedures. This is
particularly useful when the patient may be in an acute situation where they cannot remember
important health information or unable to speak for themselves.
Medication ordering has been changed from being written out on paper or given by a
verbal order, to an electronic form. Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE) is the system used
to order medication. This system analysis the order for correct form and amount compares with
allergies reduces duplicate orders and alerts the physician when there may be a problem. The
order can then be sent in electronic form to the pharmacy via a secure pass for control substance

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Quality Factors Christine Hoffman 9/18/2017 NSG 468 Professor Grendell 1 Technology in the healthcare field has brought about many changes and has changed the way we do things as nurses. With these changes, it has improved the quality and safety of the patient and their care. The old healthcare records were done on paper and stored in a chart at each facility that a patient was treated at. When records needed to be shared or forwarded to a new provider, a request would need to be made, copies of the chart done and sent on. The receiving team would have to read the chart and get the information out that was needed. This was a long and drawn-out process. These lead to a delay of care, mistakes, duplicate care and lost information. Changes in the healthcare records with technology now are stored in electronic form and compact for space. These records are called Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and only contain information for a hospital or system. Information is categorized by date/procedure/providers and includes history, allergies, medications, letters, tests results, and visits. The charts can be viewed by authorized personnel either on-site or remote. Copies of chart record or events can be forwarded via fax or pushed electronically over secure channels as needed. This can help eliminate duplicate orders or tests, updated information on recent visits and procedures. This is particularly useful when the patient may be in an acute situation where they cannot remember impor ...
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