Essay about Lupus: Electronic Health Records

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Southwest Florida College
Alicia Howell
November 3, 2013
Week 6
Ms. Fish

Alicia Howell
Week 6
Chapter 7
1. Problem list and problem oriented views of the chart organize the data by problem and encounter date.
2. Problem list provide an up-date list of the diagnosis and conditions that affect that particular pt’s care.
3. Problem list track both acute and chronic conditions.
4. Wellness conditions on the problem lists are used to generate preventive care recommendations for healthy patients. Wellness conditions are based on the age and sex of the patient and are used in health maintenance and preventive screening programs to keep healthy patients healthy.
5. Previous encounters or patient visits.
6. Citing from a previous exam note means to bring a finding into the current encounter usually as a follow-‐up to a previous visit.
7. Comparing the change of certain test components over a period of time.
8. Click on the Graph menu, and click on the menu item Weight.
9. Numerical values
10. An order that has been sent to the lab for which no results have been received.
11. Highlight the finding to be graphed, click on the graph menu, click on the menu item "current finding."
12. Plan section of previous encounters. Additional information: Findings from any group can be added to the Care Plan manually.
13. Clicking on the labels over the columns of data.
14. On the Problem List tab right mouse click on a problem and select "Resolved" or "Clear This Problem" from the drop-‐down list. Electronic health records can provide many benefits for providers and their patients, but the benefits depend on how they're used. Meaningful use is the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic health records and allows eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria (cms.gov).
The benefits of the meaningful use of EHRs include: Complete and accurate information. With electronic health records, providers have the information they need to provide the best possible care. Providers will know more about their patients and their health history before they walk into the examination room. Better access to information. Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. Electronic health records also allow information to be shared more easily among doctors' offices, hospitals, and across health systems, leading to better coordination of care. Patient empowerment. Electronic health records will help empower patients to take a…