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Electronic Medical Records Law

Deliverable Length: 3-4 paragraphs

Date Due: Friday, Jul 23, 2010

Because the majority of patient medical records at Jones Memorial Hospital are in paper form, the hospital has been burdened with the recent law passed by Congress urging healthcare facilities to revert to the use of electronic medical records. As a patient access manager, you have been selected as a subject matter expert by the training department to create a summary report of the new law and its long-term effect on Jones Memorial to aid them in their development of the updated training phase.

Create a summary overview of the law(s) and explain how it will affect patient care as it is integrated into healthcare organizations.

Objective: Discuss the types of technology, information, and information systems capabilities needed in health care organizations.

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The law directs healthcare providers such as hospitals to digitize their medical records or in other words, convert them from paper form to electronic or digital form. Such a transition from paper based records to electronic records will have major implications on the cost and quality of healthcare provided to patients. ...

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Create a summary overview of the law(s) and explain how it will affect patient care as it is integrated into healthcare organizations.

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