Whatís in your Electronic Medical Record?

Written by Mike Nielsen

Inrepparttar age ofrepparttar 119438 internet and rapid developments of information technology,repparttar 119439 way we view, edit, and exchange documents is changing and becoming more and more advanced. The medical world is no exception to this as medical records are now becoming known as electronic medical records or EMRís. If you are one who is somewhat unfamiliar with electronic medical records, then this article is for you. Read on to learn more about medical records, what is contained in them, and some advantages to having all medical records be stored electronically.

What is a medical record?

A medical record is very important inrepparttar 119440 medical field as it is a reference to each patient with valuable information aboutrepparttar 119441 patient. It includes such basic things asrepparttar 119442 patients name, address and date of birth. The medical record is essentially a history of each patient and contains documentation regardingrepparttar 119443 patientís former symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Medical records were usually kept independently with each healthcare provider thatrepparttar 119444 patient was associated with.

Paper-based medical records require a lot of time, space and effort to maintain, store and organize. Another disadvantage torepparttar 119445 paper-based medical records is that all notes taken on them are usually handwritten which allows for confusion on possibly important issues due to a legibility problem. While medical records are very important, they do have a few problems that need to be worked out to make them even more useful then they were originally intended to be.

Why should we have Electronic Medical Records?

Because medical records are so important to a healthcare provider when responding to a patients needs, more accurate and accessible information is a must. Initially,repparttar 119446 cost to go from paper-based medical records to electronic medical records can be time consuming and costly butrepparttar 119447 benefits will greatly outweighrepparttar 119448 costs inrepparttar 119449 long run. Takingrepparttar 119450 medical record torepparttar 119451 digital world can have tremendous advantages overrepparttar 119452 traditional paper-based records ofrepparttar 119453 past.

In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty Bad

Written by Brent Filson

PERMISSION TO REPUBLISH: This article may be republished in newsletters and on web sites provided attribution is provided torepparttar author, and it appears withrepparttar 119437 included copyright, resource box and live web site link. Email notice of intent to publish is appreciated but not required: mail to: brent@actionleadership.com

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Summary: Having a "good enough" attitude is a serious stumbling block for leaders. Such an attitude allows them to avoidrepparttar 119438 hard work of finding better ways to accomplish things. Leaders will be more accomplished, and will accomplish more, when they eschew "good enough" and adopt an attitude of having a "powerful dissatisfaction" withrepparttar 119439 way things are.

In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty Bad by Brent Filson

The first time I meet a leader to decide if we should work together, I invariably ask one question. The answer to that question gives me an idea of whether we'll have a productive relationship. The answer also tells me howrepparttar 119440 career of that leader might turn out.

I ask, "Are you satisfied withrepparttar 119441 results you're getting now?"

It's a simple enough question, yet it points to a world of difference between leaders. Because ifrepparttar 119442 answer is "yes" then our meeting will be brief. We'll quickly go our separate ways. My leadership methods can't help a satisfied leader, a leader who lives by "good enough." Those methods can only help if that leader has a powerful dissatisfaction withrepparttar 119443 results h/she is getting now.

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