Essay on Electronic Health Record and Ehr

Submitted By radams90
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction ……………………………………………………………………….. 3 2. Name & History of the EHR-EMR ……………………………………………….. 3 3. Uses of the EHR-EMR ……………………………………………………………. 5 4. CCHIT Certificated ………………………………………………………………...6 5. Advantages and Disadvantages……………………………………………………..6 6. Implementation Process……………………………………………………………..6 7. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………..10

IPatientCare
INTRDUCTION
Which is better electronic or paper medical record? In The United States with the new healthcare law that has been implemented there has been a lot of focus placed on improving the quality of care that patient received and reducing the cost of health care, which will keep America completive with other countries. However, according to getting small physicians' offices, known as ambulatory practices, on board with the changes has been a challenge because most of them are so far apart. Teaching physicians and their staff to use a computer at the point-of-care, (while the patient is being seen) is very hard to do. However, with the innovation of new technology, design and delivery models of EHR (Electronic Health Record) it is becoming easier. Electronic Health Record software permits physicians to keep patient medical records and health information all together in one place. The difference between EMR software and EHR (electronic medical record, electronic health) software is that EMR refers to a solution that can be used within one office, whereas EHR refers to those that can be used across multiple offices. So which is better electronic or paper medical record, In addition, which vendor is better, after all my research I will have an answer for you. I will be researching IPatient Care.
HISTORY
According to, “IPatient Care or MCS - Medical Communication Systems, Inc. is a privately held medical company; IPatientCare was founded in 1994, and was located in Woburn, Massachusetts and East Brunswick, New Jersey. IpatientCare is owned and managed by physicians and technologists; IPatientCare is known for their modernizations of EHR (Electronic Health Record). IPatientCare was the first company to release solutions for mobile devices by releasing a Palm Pilot that was used for charting patient chart. Since then the company has developed into an enterprise, which offer management solutions for Ambulatory EHR and practice management software to doctors who has a solo, small or medium-size practice. IPatientCare also offers management for small and medium-sized hospital, nursing homes, rehab’s centers and home- health businesses. In addition, IPatientCare offers service to the Military health which focuses on Theater Information Systems for Department of Defense.
IPatientCare is known for its groundbreaking contribution of it MHealth and Cloud based product suite that is integrated together According to which includes: “Electronic Health/Medical Record and integrated Practice Management/Billing System, Patient Portal/PHR, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and mobile point-of-care solutions.” For this reason, I Patient Care is number one. According to I PatientCare has a clientele that include “NASA Space Medicine; U.S. Army, Department of Defense; numerous hospitals and health systems; professional academies of physicians; numerous Regional Extension Centers; and more than 25,000 physicians and their colleagues using IPatientCare” . According to, (Certificate Commission for Health IT) “IPatientCare won special recognition from the Secretary, Health and Human Services in July, 2006 for being one of the first health IT products to be certified by CCHIT “(Certificate Commission for Health IT).Being CCHIT certificated means this product had been tested and passed integrated functionality, interoperability and…