What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Health...

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Health Records?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Customized EHR solution reduces the chance of errors and makes the use of EHR more competent. 

FREMONT, CA: EHR software is a digitized replica of a patient's paper medical record. Electronic Health Records are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available to authorized users promptly and securely. EHRs manage all aspects of patient care, from medicine administration to advanced analytics. At the point of care, provide correct, up-to-date, and full patient information. Allow for more dependable and safer prescriptions. Allow providers to increase their efficiency and meet their business objectives. Cost-cutting measures include decreasing paperwork, enhancing safety, reducing testing redundancy, and improving health. EHR provides the potential for clinical outcomes such as increased quality, fewer errors, fewer injuries, and financial and operational benefits for enhanced population health.

Enhances quality of care

Quality of care is the extent to which health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes while remaining consistent with current professional knowledge. By viewing or printing chart values like as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and weight over time, EHRs enable improved analysis and information. EHRs are used to offer patients electronic templates that prompt them to arrange appointments for procedures such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and other tests. Clinical notifications, reminders, and medical information are improved. E-prescriptions and real-time quality reporting improve care quality.

Accessible data collection and reporting 

With the friendliness and ease of use of configurable electronic health record systems and templates, any tiresome and redundant tasks are automated. Doctors can personalize their templates to meet the needs of their practice. Healthcare providers use health information exchanges (HIEs). As a result, it enables healthcare providers and patients to safely access and shares medical data online.

Patient access portal

Health engagement is critical for achieving better patient outcomes. Activating the patient portal in the Electronic Health Record system is a highly effective approach to save time and boost patient involvement. The patient portal is used to improve accuracy and transparency in the delivery of care to patients. Today's EHRs, when combined with internet portals and mobile applications (apps), enable better two-way data flow and allow greater access to medical data, encouraging patients to be active participants in their care.

Medication management 

Cloud-based EHR drug management provides providers with accurate information about their patients' medications, drug allergies, and previous medication (medical history). It supports patient adherence by instantaneously giving instructional materials for patient learning. A certified electronic health record system with E-prescribing functionality permits orders to submit electronically to any pharmacy. 

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