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- the team will begin by conducting an assessment of the current practice and its needs, goals, its technical and financial readiness. The team will thus, ensure that EHR system meets the specific needs of the practice that will take about three months. It is the first implementation timeline.
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leading in the establishment of the best methods of ensuring clinical workflow
2. coordinating, facilitating and serving as a task master.
3. They will assist in identifying and prioritizing all the system requirements needed for the EHR’s success. The members of the team will include individuals who represent the needs of the system for; billing, referrals and processing of pharmacy refills.
4. Their role will include designing the system flow, structure and templates used for the Health Information Exchange. The project team will also help to coordinate the training of other users within the hospital.
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- The cost of setting up electronic medical records is usually, high. The introduced system usually requires a lot of knowledge and technology to implement.
- Keeping electronic health records safe from unauthorised individuals is also a daunting task. It is not possible to ensure safety of the medical records stored in an electronic format. Hacking and alteration of the information used may occur, resulting to loss of credibility of the stored information (Ford, 2009)
- Hospitals usually need to ensure that the established system is compatible with the main hospital system. The medical staff would have more work as they need to manually input the data.
1. The board of directors knows that the initial cost of the EHR is, always, high. Installing new equipment and training of staff is inevitable. However, by creating an effective EHR, the eventual costs will decrease over time, and productivity of the different departments improves.
2. The hospital will ensure all the systems used for Health Information exchanges contain antivirus software, and a security pass system becomes implemented to ensure that only authorised individuals access the system (Sinha, 2012).
3. The team will ensure that the Electronic Health System becomes integrated within the hospital computer system, preventing issues of compatibility from arising.
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-Use of technology resources such as the internet has ensured that patients have first had information concerning the services they need. As such, the patients have become informed.
-Technology has led to the creation of machines that treat patients better, ensuring patients do not suffer.
- Through the use of technology, recording of vital patient information has become easy. Confusion reduced, and cases of errors reduced. As such, more patients receive high-quality medical services.