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Is the Electronic medical record the safer choice?
Health Care Industry has been evolving- so do Health Information Systems that
help the industry in managing crucial medical information – Electronic Medical
Records (EMRs) Software is the emerging medical IT that is considered to be your
safest bet for managing patient records
How EMR helps effective and reliable medical information
Along with the advancement in health care, the tools employed for
coordinating care are undergoing considerable changes. Paper-based case
sheets are giving way to the digitally maintained patient health records. EMR
Software has made the life of medical professionals easy and enhanced
patient safety. Driven by electronic mode, EMRs are totally reliable with their
precision, fast and easy to access with their digital format.
Security and Confidentiality Aspects of EMR Software
Being the innovative medical information technology that has revolutionized
the health care sector, Electronic medical records software has brought a sea
change in the way of care coordination and sharing of critical medical data.
There has been a volley of questions about the security measures to protect
confidentiality privacy of patients’ health information when this new-found
technology is being used.
Several measures have been put in place for protecting the critical and
sensitive medical records of patients. EMR Software makes use of data
encryption – data, while being transferred is completely protected and is
accessible to only intended viewers or users. Fixing firewalls is another
safety layer that comprehensively secures vital health information.
The safest Preventive measure for health and the most economical
medical information system-EMR Software
There has been a wide awakening across the globe about health information
and patient participation in health care. With patients being offered
increased involvement in their health management, and physicians
preferring to share and coordinate more with patients, EMR Software is
certainly the most effective platform for exchanging crucial patient
Surveys have revealed that major portion of modern health care users feel
adopting EMR Software will pave the way toward improved care quality as
well as security of their health records.
What makes EMR Software tick?
Patients are enabled to access and add to their medical records –
ensuring up to date and accurate information
Encryption and authentication processes ensure security of data
EMR Software offer audit trail – info on who has accessed what data,
and at what time – tracking is possible
Limiting data disclosure is possible – by giving control over data access
Network security and proper authorization processes facilitate
maintaining high security of the critical health data
Authorized users and individuals are provided with special keys that
empower them to access and edit data
Patient health records contain different forms, patient details, diagnoses,
treatment, and lab reports, progress notes and allergy information, to name a few.