When health care providers have access to complete and accurate information, patients receive better medical care. Electronic health records (EHRs) can improve the ability to diagnose diseases and reduce—even prevent—medical errors, improving patient outcomes
EHRs can reduce the amount of time providers spend doing paperwork. Administrative tasks, such as filling out forms and processing billing requests, represent a significant percentage of health care costs. EHRs can increase practice efficiencies by streamlining these tasks, significantly decreasing costs
Electronic Health Records ( EHR s) are the first step to transformed health care. The benefits of electronic health records include: Better health care by improving all aspects of patient care, including safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, communication, education, timeliness, efficiency, and equity
EHR design and configuration must:
- Enhance physicians’ ability to provide high-quality patient care.
- Support team-based care.
- Promote care coordination.
- Offer product modularity and configurability.
- Reduce cognitive workload.
- Promote data liquidity.
- Facilitate digital and mobile patient engagement