The rationale behind the inception of EMR is quality healthcare. Through automation ofmedical records, the healthcare community seeks to establish the use of dynamic health information. Analyzing healthcare data can help providers track core issues and derive plausible solutions. The portability of health information would not only enhance medical response time, but would also ensure best care for the patient.
The primary objective is to create a single unified record, comprising of all the relevant patient health information, so that physicians would no longer have to make the best clinical decisions based on whatever information is available; EMRs can compile the complete medical history of the patient.
“The promise is that they’re going to help us deliver better care with better outcomes. But you can’t just have an EMR you have to learn to use the tools in the right way.” says Jon White, Director of Health Information Technology of the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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