Electronic Medical Records

Can electronic record systems transform healthcare?
Satvinder Kaur
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

HCM 349 Readings in Health Care Management
Fall Semester 2010
Assignment # 1
Great Lakes

Can electronic record systems transform healthcare?
Amatayakul, M. (2010). Carrots and sticks for EHR implementation. Healthcare Financial
            Management , 64 (2), 60-63.
            Healthcare providers are facing difficult situations, whether to implement the proposed technology in time and receive incentives or receive sanctions. The organizations have to make critical decisions by 2015. The organizations have to consider the cost, and the training it involves to implement the Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. During the incentive period, information technologies also needs to be upgraded and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) financial and administrative versions and implement the International Classification of Diseases-10 by October 2013.
Amatayakul suggests that many hospitals and physicians are not financially ready for new technical changes and they do not have enough staff to manage this new system. Some organizations will benefit and others may not benefit.   The stimulus package has increased the awareness and the need for an EHR.
Amatayakul, M., Lazarus, S. (2005). Electronic health records: Transforming your medical
practice. Englewood, CO: Medical Group Management Association.
This book will help my paper in the definition, planning, vendor selection, acquisition, implementation, adoption, and benefits of EHR. It focuses on the individual who help the medical practices make better decisions concerning information technology investment. This book also provides step-by-step guidance on understanding the readiness for EHR and how to plan the transition to achieve most benefits. Amatayakul and Lazarus describe the scope and impact on EHR on daily activities. It provides clinical practice for...