factors influencing ehr implementation discussion
An integrated electronic health record (EHR) combines patient care records and enhances communications with all major components of hospital care including laboratory, radiology, nursing at patient care units, and discharge planning. The Institute of Medicine declared in 1999 that medical errors were responsible for up to 98,000 unnecessary hospital patient deaths. Enhanced communications can help reduce medical error.
Considering the advantages of an integrated EHR, why would an informed physician have any opposition to computerizing hospital-level care? Put yourself in the position of a health information manager. Explain in your words, one advantage for improving care, to help convince those questioning the value of such a system.
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