Electronic Medical Records

Topics: Electronic medical record / Pages: 3 (897 words) / Published: Aug 13th, 2014
Electronic Medical Record Project
Scott Benson RN.
Jacksonville University
School of Nursing
07/15/2014

Electronic Medical Record Healthcare has evolved in so many ways. One of the biggest changes has to do with charting. Nurses, physicians, social workers, etc. all have to chart, whether it is on paper or an electronic medical record (EMR). Hospital organizations have been changing their paper forms of charting over to an EMR system. This can be a very daunting task for an organization to take on. Some items to be considered are as follows. The timeline of the form to EMR, different challenges to the conversion of the paper form, what mandatory components will be a part of the EMR, and how to make the EMR user friendly. Here is an example of changing over an emergency department admission record to an EMR. The emergency department admission record form would take around twelve to sixteen weeks to implement (Electronic Medical Records Implementation). When selecting a vendor, an organization must keep in mind that the vendor needs to have the organizations mission and vision implemented into the system. The reason for the time it takes to change over the emergency department admission record form to an EMR is due to building interface, ordering hardware, analyzing practice patterns and building training plans (Electronic Medical Records Implementation). Another way of changing the emergency department admission record over to an EMR is to scan the form using a program that can change it into a writable document on the computer. Saving this form to a shared network would allow users across the organization to access it and save the information that is gathered during the assessment.
There are many challenges of converting the emergency department admission record form over to an EMR system. One issue is that the emergency department admission form consists of a detailed list of items that



References: 2. Haupt, Angela. (2011, July) The Era of Electronic Medical Records. Retreived from http://health.usnews.com/health-news/most-connected 3. Hebda, T. & Czar, P. (2013). System Integration and Interoperablility: Handbook of Informatics for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals (5th ed., pp 262)

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