Whatís in your Electronic Medical Record?Written by Mike Nielsen
In age of internet and rapid developments of information technology, 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 in medical field as it is a reference to each patient with valuable information about patient. It includes such basic things as patients name, address and date of birth. The medical record is essentially a history of each patient and contains documentation regarding patientís former symptoms, diagnosis and treatments. Medical records were usually kept independently with each healthcare provider that patient was associated with.
Paper-based medical records require a lot of time, space and effort to maintain, store and organize. Another disadvantage to 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, cost to go from paper-based medical records to electronic medical records can be time consuming and costly but benefits will greatly outweigh costs in long run. Taking medical record to digital world can have tremendous advantages over traditional paper-based records of past.
In Leadership, Good Enough Is Pretty BadWritten by Brent Filson
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Summary: Having a "good enough" attitude is a serious stumbling block for leaders. Such an attitude allows them to avoid 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" with 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 how career of that leader might turn out.
I ask, "Are you satisfied with results you're getting now?"
It's a simple enough question, yet it points to a world of difference between leaders. Because if 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 with results h/she is getting now.