Electronic Health Records: Patient Care Quality

Title: Electronic Health Records: Patient Care Quality
Authors: Xu, Rebecca
Date: 2015-09
Abstract: The advancement of technology has led to its integration in widespread fields, heavily impacting areas such as communications. While there is concern that the introduction of information technology into healthcare renders the medical practice impersonal, its implementation has a positive effect on patient care quality. The exchange of health information via an electronic medium, such as the electronic health record (EHR), is known as health information technology (HIT) and has been the focus of many studies. Many supporters of HIT promote the benefits associated with the general rise in technology, such as the increase in convenience and efficiency of information storage; but others are hesitant, often citing privacy and security breaches as primary concerns. Studies show that despite various initial qualms about EHR integration, once the integration is complete, the quality of patient care increases.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/34396
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18192/riss-ijhs.v5i1.1442
CollectionRevue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé // Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences
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