Health Information Systems in Action

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“Health Information Systems in Action”

Population health management solutions are intended to complement, not replace, the traditional EHR; discuss the reasons for this.

What is the role of EHRs, registries, risk stratification, patient engagement and outreach, care coordination and management, analytics, health information exchange (HIE) and telehealth. Also, analyze the use of data to monitor, predict and improve performance.

Electronic health record system is a system of keeping patient record digitally on a patient paper chart. They are real time as well as patent centered digital records established for instant information availability and privacy-protecting unauthorized access to patient information. Population health management solution came as a compliment intended not to replace the traditional EHR system.

Explanation:

Electronic health record system is a system of keeping patient record digitally on a patient paper chart. They are real time as well as patent centered digital records established for instant information availability and privacy-protecting unauthorized access to patient information. Population health management solution came as a compliment intended not to replace the traditional EHR system. Population health management is an idea revolving around the collaborative approach of containing infections, promoting health, and prolonging life using organized choices and informed strategies combining efforts of society, public and private communities, organization, as well as individuals. This strategy is not for replacing EHR, but it is for complimenting the system to improve health industry. 

The role of EHR system revolves around its improvement in healthcare services through enhancing information collection and analysis. The system enables the flow of data in a digital healthcare infrastructure thereby transforming care delivery and compensation. The ease of access of information made possible by ehr system serve as improved patient care, increasing patient outreach and participation, enable transfer of information within authorized physicians thereby improving coordination, and improves diagnostics as well as patient’s outcomes when it comes to health care. Additionally, the system enables improvement in efficiencies and cost savings. With the electronic system, there is complete patient information made available, and this provides a platform for making well-informed decisions quickly which in turn improves medical care and tend to reduce safety risks. Telehealth is also an area of importance when it comes to the electronic system since there is a connection between the patient and the physician using compatible telecommunication devices and services. This improves care and support as well as education among patients and the population thereby contributing to overall improvement in the health industry. 




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