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HCS 320 Week 3 Health Care Process Answer

Health Care Communication Process:

Electronic Medical Records

Organization:

Long-Term Care

Target Audience:

New Hires

Electronic Medical Records

Team Cbelieves that Electronic medical records are the future of health care. Information is the staple of any health care facility and the ability to speed up a process can only help provide efficient medical care. While we study to process of electronic records we will be able to implement a structured order that will supply information on patients and staff members that will help with process of caring for the health of our company’s patients.We believe adopting electronic records to our program we can make healthcare more efficient for providers while improving the quality of care for patients. Electronic records have critical information of patients such as medical history, care plans, test results, and medication prescriptionsthat can be accessed quickly to reduce the number potential errors.Team C believes that personal information should be updated to help understand a patient’s condition when it comes to the doctor analysis but also to help the physician learn more about the patient’s state of health for future references. The electronic medical records allow the patients to have more access to their personal information along with the doctors and specialists at the time of a routine visit.Electronic medical records are the digital version of the paper charts that contain all of the patients’ medical history from one practice. They are the revolutionary tools used by most healthcare providers who have been impressed by what can be achieved through the records process. These electronic medical records facilitate their ability to provide a huge amount of diagnosis via the easy tract of data over time, the identification of the patients’ due date for preventive visits, and the monitoring of the most recent patients’ vaccinations and vital signs reading. Basically, they improve the quality of care with a lot of accuracy.

Long-Term Care

With an ever growing elderly demographic, we will study the benefits of applying electronic records to a long-term care facility. We can study how having instant access to a patient’s medical history, mental status, and possible future illnesses will help to provide the proper care needed for every individual in a long-term care facility. We will be able to understand how to adjust our services to cater to the needs of our patients.Some long-term care facilities employees like skilled nursing, independent and adult care assistants, and assisted living facilities care-takers would definitely benefit from having the electronic records because of itsfunctionality needs.We think that long-term care must be streamlined because the elderly patients should not have certain restrictions when it comes to their own personal health issues at thisstage in their life. Also there needs to be a certain type of coordinated system of information for each and every one who is trying to get long-term support.This presentationwill help bring to light the issues a nursing facility goes through. Team C knows that it is very important to avoid all of the inaccuracies and at the same time try and build a healthyrelationship with the patients.Based on everything the health care system allows the healthcare provider to do, we are sure that any facility will benefit from electronic medical records. The long-term facility for example will reduce the use of papers via the software and hardware. It will see improvements and facilitations on the process notes, care planning, physician orders, assessments and worksheets. Since a long-term care facility is a pretty busy place, the electronic medical records will actually make the communication of the patients’ medical history faster than ever for a quick response to emergencies.

New Hires

During our project we will target the facilities new hires. Explaining how and why we are implementing an electronic record system will be our objective. The better we are at training our new staff members the quicker we will be able to provide safer and more consistent services to our residents of the long-term care facility. We will do our best to set up meetings and training seminars that help train our new staff members as quickly as possible.Explaining why having and implementing an electronic record system will be the most important goal of Team C. Training all new hires will make it easier to find and retrieve patient’s health information. It will benefit the long-term facilities by increasing effectiveness and safety for all individuals in long-term care, new hires, and providers. New hires must be knowledgeable about the positive results obtained by the use of electronic medical records. Team C’s job will be to show the new hires step-by step the great benefits of electronic records compared to its paper counterpart. We will also make sure they retrieve and share the information in the safest possible way. This safety procedure means sharing information only with other qualified healthcare workers, which is a standard regulation according of HIPAA.

 

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