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Title: Impact of Electronic Health Record systems on Information Integrity: quality and safety implications

Article Number: EC/2014/143

Authors: Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA,CCS, FAHIMA

Topic: Information Technology


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  • AVI NAHAR (Viewer) 7th Feb 2015 - 11:12 PM
    Dear Author,

    Very interesting topic! Electronic Health Record [EHR] have had a major impact on modern clinical practice. It has not only opened a platform for Information Technology to play a major role but has also made the medical data storage simpler, precise & accurate for future reference. However, at the same time, it has an associated flaws, which might be disastrous in case of hacking & electronic data alteration. Reason being, there is no regulatory guidelines or framework for the EHRs. "Medical Coding" has been well established even in developing nations now but developed nations have moved on to "Virtual Scribing" to capture the real time conversation of Clinician & Patient and transforming it into an electronic data. This has led to a shift from "Value for Money" to "Value for Services" wherein more value is added to the time spent by the clinician with the patient as Virtual recording practically relieves the clinician by not worrying about recording the history, medical investigations or follow-up schedules. And thus, he can fully concentrate on & add value to the patient care without worrying about records.