The federal government has mandated that all medical records need to be converted to electronic form by 2014. Providers also have to prove their meaningful use of electronic medical records. Starting in 2015, Medicare and Medicaid payments will be reduced, starting at 1% for not complying with this mandate. Federal grants and funding were made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to assist health care providers to adopt electronic medical record format. As a result of the mandate there have been numerous articles that have been published by medical and trade journals. The articles cover a wide range of topics as they relate to electronic medical records covering topics such as cost, benefits, cons, patient safety, human error, and federal requirements. This is brief summary of some of the available articles as they relate to health care delivery and electronic medical records. Annotated Bibliography
Amatayakul, Margret. (2010, December) Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, ISSN 0735-0732, 12/2010, Volume 64, Issue 12, p. 104, 106. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy. apollolibrary.com/docview/1019985327 This article provides six steps of implementation for electronic health record. The model mirrors the steps of implementation developed by James Prochaska; however, the model was specifically tailored for electronic health record implementation. The process could be used by any facility that has not yet launched adoption. The six steps are preparation, planning, installation, action, maintenance, and termination. The last step, termination, might be confused and thought of electronic health record termination; however, termination describes the end of paper recording, and the full conversion to electronic records. The model is simple, and easy to follow as each step is described in detail. It is important to mention that this model of implementation calls for patience, and active planning prior to the “last minute” because the process takes time, and careful evaluation. Brooks, R, ,& Grotz, C. (2010). Implementation of electronic medical record: How healthcare providers are managing challenges of going digital. Journal of Business & Economics Research,8(6), 73-84. Retrieved from Proquest. The article was a study conducted to explore the use of modern technology in the current healthcare setting. The study provided background information on what the current impacts of the electronic medical record has created and explained reasons many health care facilities are still using the paper method of record keeping. There are varies challenges that healthcare facilities encounter with implementing the electronic medical system. The study poses two relevant questions in conducting the research to understand the current distress that many facilities will face. What is the Electronic Medical System? How will the system impact patient care under the Obama Administration? The viewpoints of several outside sources were used to conducted the study. The data was collected from two separate healthcare locations. This study gave insight into where the electronic medical record is going to impact patient care, record keeping, privacy, and funding the project. Colpas, P. (2013, January) Integration, analytics key to next-generation EMRs. Health Management Technology (34) 1, p. 6-11. Retrieved from the EBSCO Host Database.
The article provides a good overview of future strategies that health care organizations can use to respond to electronic medical records. The article provides information of different analysis’s used to identify efficiencies and inefficiencies, helping evaluate care delivery steps at limited levels, process examinations and tests from operational perspectives, and targeting improvement efforts. The article covers the involvement and expansion of future technologies involving emergency medical records. Health care organizations can...
Bibliography: Brooks, R, ,& Grotz, C. (2010). Implementation of electronic medical record: How healthcare providers are managing challenges of going digital. Journal of Business & Economics Research,8(6), 73-84. Retrieved from Proquest.
Colpas, P. (2013, January) Integration, analytics key to next-generation EMRs. Health Management Technology (34) 1, p. 6-11. Retrieved from the EBSCO Host Database.
Dunn, M. J. (2007, May). Benefits of electronic medical records outweigh every challenge. State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 106 (3), 159.
HealthIT.gov. (2013). Meaningful Use. Retrieved from http://www.healthit.gov
This government sponsored website is a resource for patients, professionals, and physicians to understand the effects of health information technology
Shi, L., & Singh, D. (2012). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach. (5th ed). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett
This college level textbook provides an overview of information pertaining to health care systems and delivery
Walker, J.M.(2005). Electronic medical records and health care transformation. Health Affairs, 24(5), 1118-20. Retrieved from Proquest.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document