Advantages Of Electronic Medical Record Standards

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A recapitulation on positive side of Electronic Medical Record Standards – Indian and World Health Organization standards know how. Introduction Current advancement to healthcare has rapidly made patient health information intra-operate, capture, share, cloud storage, delivery, secured, and safe. Format of Electronic Medical Record in developed countries is more standardized than that of developing nations, but meanwhile it is in developing and implementing stage, which depends upon need and setup of organization, “Private or Government”. Electronic format Transformation demands technology, technical staff support, administrative control, budget, and information refinement. Owners of Healthcare are passionate on implementing, bringing and…show more content…
An electronic Medical record enables the functions that paper medical records cannot deliver [2]: • It can make a patient’s health information available when and where it is needed – every time care has to wait because the chart is in one place and needed in another. • Enabling health professionals’ access to information needed to support supreme quality and safe care. • It can bring a patient’s total health information together to support better health care decisions, and more coordinated care. • It can support better follow-up information for patients – for example, after a clinical visit or hospital stay, instructions and information for the patient can be effortlessly provided and reminders for other follow-up care can be sent easily or even automatically to the patient. • It can improve patient and provider convenience – patients can have their prescriptions ordered and ready even before they leave the provider’s office, and insurance claims can be filed immediately from the provider’s office. Some factors to be considered during the implementation process include [5]: Cost of training, hardware and software; Type of hardware and software; Security of patient…show more content…
The relatively lower cost of health care, as compared to developed countries, coupled with international quality, has positioned India as a major destination for health care services. The private sector has also initiated massive investments in various facets of healthcare [2]. EMR standards with respect to Indian conditions and detailed interoperability and standards that include a discussion on the goals, categories of adoption of standards, clinical standards, EMR/EHR, ownership, privacy and security aspects, healthcare informatics standards, and the various coding systems followed by the detailing of the minimum data set that any Indian EMR must have [2]. It must be added that these standards cannot be considered either in isolation or as “etched in stone for all eternity”. These will need to undergo periodic (at a maximum of 24 month interval) review and update as necessary. This document must be a “living document” [2]. The benefits that an EMR is expected to bring in are: • Paperless medical history. • Reduced healthcare costs. • Empowering the stakeholders to be able to deliver right treatment at the right

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