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A
 comparison
 and
 recommendation
 for
 Electronic
 Health
 Records
 implementation,
 based
 on
  EHR
 Package
 A
 and
 EHR
 Package
 B
  Berenice
 Chauncey
  January
 03,
 2013
  Summary
 
 
 
 
 
 This
 medical
 software
 comparison
 was
 conducted
 in
 order
 to
 recommend
 an
 Emergency
  Department
 Electronic
 Health
 Records
 system
 that
 will
 increase
 the
 quality
 of
 patient
 care,
  while
 reducing
 associated
 healthcare
 costs.
 
 
 
 
 
 It
 was
 requested
 by
 our
 Community
 Hospital
 on
 December
 01,
 2012.
 
 
 
 
 
 The
 investigation
 and
 data
 compilation
 was
 performed
 by
 Berenice
 Chauncey,
 RN.
 
 
 
 
 
 The
 main
 findings
 were
 that
 EHR
 Package
 A
 has
 a
 slightly
 higher
 up
 front
 cost
 than
 EHR
  Package
 B,
 but
 EHR
 Package
 A
 has
 more
 flexibility,
 on
 several
 levels,
 that
 will
 ultimately
  increase
 the
 quality
 of
 patient
 care.
 EHR
 Package
 A
 is
 also
 projected
 to
 allow
 for
 faster
  processing
 of
 patients,
 which
 should
 increase
 the
 number
 of
 patients
 seen
 and
 treated,
 during
 a
  comparative
 period.
 
 For
 this
 nominal
 cost
 increase,
 EHR
 Package
 A
 also
 has
 automated
  interface
 capability
 between
 the
 laboratory,
 the
 nurses,
 and
 the
 physicians.
 
 Because
 of
 this
  interface
 capability,
 physicians
 are
 also
 prompted
 for
 potential
 lab
 orders,
 based
 on
 initial
  symptoms
 and
 preliminary
 diagnosis.
 
 The
 enhanced
 interface
 capability
 also
 provides
 for
  handheld
 device
 interface,
 such
 as
 the
 i-­‐STAT
 TM
 point
 of
 care
 blood
 analyzer,
 which
 is
 being
  increasingly
 utilized
 by
 emergency
 department
 nurses.
 
 
 
 
 
 From
 a
 regulatory
 and
 information
 technology
 perspective,
 EHR
 Package
 A
 also
 provides
  compliance
 with
 HIPAA
 regulations
 utilizing
 encryption
 technology
 that
 double
 protects
 the
  privacy
 of
 patient
 records,
 while
 maintaining
 ease
 of
 access
 for
 authorized
 personnel.
 
 Since
 it
  resides
 on
 the
 hospital
 server,
 nightly
 backups
 of
 the
 data
 are
 securely
 stored
 to
 protect
 against
  data
 loss
 and
 to
 insure
 patient
 privacy.
 
 
 
 
 
 The
 conclusion
 is
 that
 EHR
 Package
 A
 will
 help
 to
 provide
 an
 increase
 in
 the
 number
 of
  patients
 seen
 during
 a
 twenty-­‐four
 hour
 period,
 which
 increases
 hospital
 revenue,
 while
 also
  increasing
 the
 quality
 of
 patient
 care.
 
 It
 is
 therefore
 recommended
 that
 EHR
 Package
 A
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