[Adoption, Implementation and acceptance of Electronic Medical Records in Hospitals]
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Computerization of Health Information
It is widely recognized that computerization of health information offers the opportunity to improve health care and reduce costs, besides being a valuable aid to medical education, both pre and postgraduates. A solid computing foundation used as a source of data on which sound policies based health is paramount to improving the quality of health care, reduce costs and ensure access to such care.
This is acknowledged in such a way that market information systems for health is described as the next fastest growing software industry. Multiple terms have been used to define electronic patient care records, with overlapping definitions. Electronic health record (HER) and electronic medical record (EMR) have gained widespread use, with some health informatics users assigning at the end of a global concept and EMR to a discrete localized file.
For most users, however, HIS and EMR terms are used interchangeably. IT system is also often abbreviated as HIS or EMR. Information technology in health is an even broader term that describes any computerized electronic aid to healthcare delivery. An electronic health record is the record of a patient that has been compiled in a digital format.
Electronic Medical Record functions
Creates a comprehensive system of identification of all available information, patients within the health institution.
Make available all patient information collected by the medical center, to authorized personnel.
This involves harmonization of data, data placement locations for later use (stores), minimum data techniques, machine interfaces, networks, etc. The aim is to achieve a certain state of interoperability within the health center.
Implementation of a workstation accessible for use by health staff as required. . It involves a broad consensus on common medical record software, structures and interfaces. ). The major task is to attract doctors, nurses and other health personnel to use the computer during the process of meeting with patients to provide direct input into the computer or interact with it (in the saving or obtaining information .
The system must be designed to be available 24 hours a day during the 7 days a week.
Creating a security system (privacy, confidentiality of information).
In the case of electronic medical records, In addition to the name and quantity of prescribed medication, identification numbers of the prescriber and the dispenser, there is also full name, date of birth, addresses of these patients, as well as renewals.
This information allows a "medical identity theft." A third party can impersonate a real patient to be issued a renewal of drugs in his place. “After drugs, these products are in high demand, easily converted into cash, sold to addicts on the street."
Significance of the Study
This study is will prove to be of great consequence for the people related to the medical industry. The potential problems and positive outcomes of the implementing the system will be a source of guidance for doctors and patients alike. As most of the people who ...