The healthcare industry has picked up the pace and is poised to become one of the fastest growing industries. Thanks to Health IT advancements and mobility, the healthcare industry is enabling more efficiency to physicians, better care and enhanced patient engagement.
With the aim to swap paper records with electronic records, EHR seems to be paving its way ahead into it. But there are few loopholes that must be addressed with the successful and faster penetration and adoption of EHRs. One of the major reasons where EHR adoption is affected is its slow processing speed. In some cases, staffs have reported EHRs to be taking more time than paper work. Carolyn Hartley, President and CEO of Physicians’ EHR indicated that the trouble with EHRs is with its user interface. It works on many clicks by user. Continue reading →
Although it would not be completely correct to say that technology advancement in healthcare has been rapid and up-to-date, it would not be wrong to say that healthcare technology is changing the world we live in and healthcare as we know it. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have been helping thousands of doctors storing and keeping track of millions of patients across the world. With Meaningful Use approaching latter stages and further reformation of healthcare laws, technology is transforming patient care delivery throughout the nation.
EHRs not only store patient data digitally but also help in cracking down cases where a patient might have been using or has been supplied unsafe drugs or medical devices. In a highly evolved and interoperable EHR adoption environment, EHR prescriptions could go as far as detecting bioterrorism on food systems and even water supplies.
But health is not the only way how EHRs are helping healthcare providers and patients. Another systemic solution provided by EHRs is that their interoperability enables healthcare delivery and its provision, owing to the unprecedented advantages it gives to all stakeholders involved in any healthcare transaction. EHRs are capable of sending information to any other interoperable system instantly, enabling doctors to take better, faster decisions at point of care. EHRs carry all critical information related to a patient’s health history. That’s why having instant access to such information; doctors are in a position to deliver better care and are in a position to make error-free decisions. Continue reading →