Electronic Medical Record System

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Manual keeping of patients’ medical records, time spent in organizing the files, lack of security measures to protect the files from unauthorized access, inability to retrieved records if lost, multiple cards being allocated to patients etc. have caused health care providers to seek ways in improving efficiency, while striking a balance with the quality of services offered. This research work examines the importance of Electronic Medical Record in tackling these challenges. In this study, the researchers explore how emerging integrated technology can play a valuable role in cost-effective medical and health care delivery by means of computer technology using Electronic Medical Record System. The choice of programming language used is Visual…show more content…
By keeping these records in this manner, they are more easily retrievable and can make record navigation through the healthcare system much safer and more efficient. It is a comprehensive management system that will be developed from scratch to fulfill the hospital management needs.
Studies have shown that most countries now have a number of computerized applications as part of a health information system within the health care facility. The aim of health care authorities around the world is for the development of an automated patient information services such as Electronic Medical Record that will increase the efficient retrieval of information for patient care, statistics, and research.
The Electronic Medical Record is designed to integrate data collection, processing, reporting, and the use of information necessary for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the health service through better management at all levels of health care. It works on the same principle as manual system only that the computer automates the process, so it is fast and more
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However, the world health Organization is of the opinion that the use of a fully computerized system have the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of an Electronic Medical Record, but only where the basic manual procedure are already in place and well organized (WHO, 2000).
The term Electronic Medical Record is used to describe a system based on document imaging or an electronic record system developed within general medical practice which has also been referred to as an electronic version of the traditional paper record. However, in a number of countries, the term Electronic Medical Record also refers to a fully automated electronic medical record, including all clinical data (Amatayakul, 2004).
According to Trisha (2008). The United State Federal Government has defined a complete Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system as containing four basic functions: computerized orders for prescriptions, computerized orders for tests, reporting of test results, and physician notes. Nevertheless, Trisha emphasized that this definition did not result in the desired
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