A New Look At Electronic Medical Record
The case indicated that the electronic medical record (EMR) system opens a new vision for medical field. Hospitals record patients’ treatment information by EMR, including: personal information, test results, doctor’s advices, surgical records, and nursing records. These records EMR stored play a significant role in medical operation, which not only save time, but also enhance the record quality. The case also described that the social benefits EMR brought and the downsides for using digitizing medical recordkeeping, such as privacy and security issues exists in the electronic recording system.
1. Identify and describe the problem in this case
After finishing the reading, the problem in this case is United States cut a record of highest cost of health care over the world because of inefficiencies for medical recording keeping. The traditional health records have to be concluded in a stack of papers and folders, which raise some difficulties in sharing medical records with different doctors. Unfortunately, this problem may continue to EMR systems, they are required to access and share information in various types of systems designed to report data nationwide to facilitate patients to receive treatment. In addition, there is likely to be some conflicts in interest with creating record systems for insurance companies. Although they have been searching methods to avoid health care payments claims, electronic systems are still not their interest to manage payments more efficient and steady. Furthermore, there are only 26% of U.S. residents are willing to improve their medical records from paper to electric, because the majority are concerned with privacy and security of electronic systems. This would affect the electronic systems’ quality promoted successfully.
2.What people, organization, and technology factors are responsible for the difficulties in building electronic medical record systems?
The U.S government issued