Diedra M. Shackleford
HCS/320 Health Care Communication Strategies
April 25, 2012
Gloria Wilson, PhD
The Reality of Electronic Health Records
As patrons we understand how the expenses of shipping and petroleum can influence the price of goods we buy. How many of us reflect on the blow of managerial expenditure on medical care? By transforming our useless paper systems to state-of-the-art practice “management systems and our multicolored file into an electronic health record, or EMR, we can picture the force a few billion dollars might have on the cost of healthcare” (Hubpages, n.d.).
The EMR provides the prospect for healthcare organizations to develop quality of care and patient …show more content…
There are several pros and cons associated with EMRs.
Much more secure than email, EMRs enable patients to privately send questions to or share concerns with their doctors and nurses. Unlike the telephone, the involved parties don’t have to be available at the same, and the ‘conversation’ is saved, archived, and viewable to everyone in the patient’s care network, leading to more informed