THE ADVANTAGES OF USING EHR IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
We can’t deny that technology improves and evolves over time, especially on the healthcare industryr.
One example is the administering of electronic health records for nurses. With complex work instructions and shifting how does a nurse can easily accomplished his/her tasks by just using these kind of health records?
EHR or "electronic health record"usually contains a patient’s demographics, contact information, medical history, laboratory reports, diagnosis, etc. These records are generated by a patient’s healthcare providers across the industry.
A latest survey from Black Book Market Research stated that more and more nurses are now recognizing the efficiency of EHRs in their workplaces. With over 90% of these nurses reporting that they would not want to go back to using paper records.
This is a remarkable shift from 2015, when 26% of nurses said they were hoping for a return to paper records. The survey polled nearly 15,000 licensed registered nurses.
Let’s see how EHRs can help ease the operation of the clinical setting:
LESS PAPERWORK, HASSLEFREE STORAGE. One of its main advantage is less paperwork. You need not to store piles and piles of health records on bulky cabinets and shelves. Therefore, slashing down cost digits and insignificant time, increasing work productivity.
SUPERIOR PATIENT OUTCOMES. Better patient care is achieved and efficient information access for healthcare providers as well. For providers, they can easily track which diagnostic tests a patient has had, along with which treatments worked and which did not. For patients, they are now less exposed to duplicative testing or imaging procedures, because the results and lab images are already in one place. With systematic access to patient’s records, means no more repeated filling of the same paperwork at each specialist’s or doctor’s office.
BETTER WORK EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY. EHR’s centralized chart management allows quick access to patient information coupled with condition-specific data. Coordination is instantly achieved with insurance providers, diagnostic centers, pharmacies, through fast-tracking.
AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES. Transitioning ones system to EHR can be costly for most healthcare providers. Luckily, financial incentives are readily available to help organizations recover their investment. Through programs like the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, and the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, qualified providers (EPs) can receive incentives for the adoption and valuable utilization of EHR technology.
IMPROVED QUALITY OF CARE. With the use of EHR technology, the patient’s information are quickly validated and updated, reducing incidences of clinical errors. It allows physicians to communicate directly with the pharmacy, improving patient safety and saving time by eliminating lost prescriptions.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ in partnership with healthcare providers is aimed to educate the public and the incoming nurses the value of employing technology through the use of EHR’s for better-developed clinical manageability on hospitals and other medical institutions.
The institute believes that technology can be a powerful tool in revolutionizing the healthcare industry.
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