Electronic Health Records And Its Impact On Health Care Essay

1403 Words Mar 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction
Electronic health records is the process of replacing traditional paper medical records according to Shi & Singh (2013, p. 109). Electronic health records have the potential to save time, eliminate errors and duplications, as well as improve the quality of health care delivery. However with all these different possibilities come limitations such as accuracy and potential financial cost that immerge as concerns. HITECH Act, The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical health Act of 2009 was established to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology, and also strengthening HIPAA rules according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Since this time there has been much research that strength the argument for health information technology such as electronic health records as improving quality of health care outcomes. This review undertakes five recent articles that recognize the growing use of electronic health records and its impact on health care outcomes. The purpose of the review to show evidence of improvement in health care with correlation to electronic health records and their meaningful use. Using ABI/Inform health administration database provide the tools to find relevant articles from a time range of the years 2014-2016 using key words such; as electronic health records, meaningful use and improvement. Sergei Koulayev and Emilia Simeonova research suggest that health technology can decrease…

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