There are a variety of communication modalities available to health care consumers and health care providers. These modalities and venues of communication may entail benefits and challenges to both consumers and providers. The one communication modality that sticks out the most and that is used in health care as well as marketed is the Electronic Medical Records (EMR). The EMR protects patients records by not letting them become exposed to the public. These records can also be kept by the patient as well as the doctor or any medical professional. One aspect relating to the values and importance of maintaining patient confidentiality when using EMR as the mode of communication is that can help protect patient medical information from being exposed as well as giving the doctor easy access to their records and making it more flexible to share with other medical professionals. This medical device is also used by the federal government to keep things in order. Even the federal government thinks electronic record keeping is important, and it has put its money and efforts where its recommendations are (Torrey, April 11, 2011). One reason Why (EMR) mode is an effective means of communication between consumers and providers. EMR is an effective means to consumers is because it provides quick access to their records. At the very least, an existing electronic medical record (EMR) can save time at the doctor's office. At most, quick access to our records can be lifesaving if an emergency occurs and answers to those questions are needed during the emergency decision-making process (Torrey, April 11, 2011). How does (EMR) mode of communication differ from others? When it comes to EMR it differ from the email is by it keeps records of patient information help keeps patient information safe. It can be carried around from place to place you go on the internet with it. It keeps files on it. It requests a password and a login....
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