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BENEFITS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

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BENEFITS OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

The benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR) for both patients and healthcare providers make them an excellent option for medical data management. Electronic Health Records are digital copies of patients’ paper charts, making information instantly available. Healthcare providers want to keep patient information safe and also easily accessible in order to provide proper care to their patients. An EHR system contains patient information including medical history, treatment plans, medications, allergies, immunization records, radiology images, and lab and test results.

BENEFITS TO PATIENTS

The benefits for the patients include improved care with better diagnosis and outcomes. It also helps to improve communication between the patient and the provider through care coordination. Patients also receive safer prescriptions from their health providers. It enhances their privacy and the security of their medical data while improving the interaction and communications between themselves and the healthcare providers. With easier access to records, patients will experience fewer medical errors and testing with improvements in their overall health. Patients build better relationships with their doctors and they know they can depend on their doctors because the EHR system allows open communication with healthcare providers, even in an emergency.

ADVANTAGES FOR PROVIDERS

Advantages include providing accurate information about the patients at the time of medical care and sharing the electronic data with patients and other clinicians safely. Costs are reduced because there is less paperwork, better safety, and fewer duplicates. It helps to meet business goals and improve efficiency, productivity, and work-life balance. Scheduling systems with automated coding and the ability to track electronic messages improve productivity and communication. Centralized charts management and specific search queries save time and reduce stress, improving work-life balance – especially if the money saved is used as incentives in the form of bonuses and paid vacation.

Implementing an EHR system allows access to tools used to aid in decision making concerning patient care. It automates and streamlines the provider’s workflow by creating an effective flow of information while protecting patients’ medical information. EHR systems improve the way care is given to patients.

 


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