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Published on 31 August 13
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Medical health record is nothing but a compilation of the patientâs health condition and details, which is used for providing better medical care. These records need no longer be maintained as bunch of papers or files that are very difficult to organize. Technological advancement in the health care sector has now paved way to a new generation of electronic health records (EHRs) or electronic medical records (EMRs). These digitized medical health records make data management very simple. Medical health record of a person is maintained in an electronic database by a health care facility say a hospital. This data can be accessed by the patient himself, by his physician, insurance agent, testing laboratory or anybody else involved in the patient's health care provision.
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Advantages of electronic health records

A doctor can access all patient data from the comfort of his own place. There is less wastage of time and effort using electronic records. By, simply looking and comparing the patientâs laboratory test reports the doctor can assess improvement in health condition of a patient under treatment. Also, the patient can access doctorâs comments and reports online. Also, insurance companies can access medical data of a client and take relevant information. This makes processing of medical claims much easier. A medical facility could maintain an EMR pertaining to one particular medical condition of the patient or a health record managing service provider could maintain elaborate EHRs that compile all personal information of the patient, medical history, several EMRs from different hospitals etc. Medical health record maintenance can thus be specific or comprehensive and also allows patients to control access to their personal data.
Ethical issues

While medical health records in electronic format save much paper work and physical effort, they give unrestricted access to a personâs personal information. Ethically, each individual has the right to keep his or her health information confidential and limit access to others. For instance, if an employer was given all health information regarding an employee with say some psychological problem, the information could be used to even sack the employee, in spite of him or her being efficient in their job. However, electronic records do play a major role in medico-legal complaints. As each application of modern technology has two sides, EHRs also can be manipulated. But, private health records with secure password protections and controlled access filters allow patients to maintain confidentiality.
Conclusion

Electronic medical records also help in proper maintenance of medical bills and claims. This helps health care service providers offer their services in time and patients are relieved from processing delays. Also, if the patient moves from one country to another, he or she can still access the records and continue treatment without any trouble. Additionally, aged people or those with restricted movements and patients who are on their own can get timely health care through electronic medical data management. A schedule for regular health monitoring can be created and reports can be maintained properly. If medical aids or benefits need to be claimed they can also be done electronically. Thus your medical records are just a click away; enjoy hassle-free health care services by using
medipro software.






Medical health record is nothing but a compilation of the patientâs health condition and details, which is used for providing better medical care. These records need no longer be maintained as bunch of papers or files that are very difficult to organize. Technological advancement in the health care sector has now paved way to a new generation of electronic health records (EHRs) or electronic medical records (EMRs). These digitized medical health records make data management very simple. Medical health record of a person is maintained in an electronic database by a health care facility say a hospital. This data can be accessed by the patient himself, by his physician, insurance agent, testing laboratory or anybody else involved in the patient's health care provision.

Your health care is just a click away! - Image 1

Advantages of electronic health records

A doctor can access all patient data from the comfort of his own place. There is less wastage of time and effort using electronic records. By, simply looking and comparing the patientâs laboratory test reports the doctor can assess improvement in health condition of a patient under treatment. Also, the patient can access doctorâs comments and reports online. Also, insurance companies can access medical data of a client and take relevant information. This makes processing of medical claims much easier. A medical facility could maintain an EMR pertaining to one particular medical condition of the patient or a health record managing service provider could maintain elaborate EHRs that compile all personal information of the patient, medical history, several EMRs from different hospitals etc. Medical health record maintenance can thus be specific or comprehensive and also allows patients to control access to their personal data.

Ethical issues

While medical health records in electronic format save much paper work and physical effort, they give unrestricted access to a personâs personal information. Ethically, each individual has the right to keep his or her health information confidential and limit access to others. For instance, if an employer was given all health information regarding an employee with say some psychological problem, the information could be used to even sack the employee, in spite of him or her being efficient in their job. However, electronic records do play a major role in medico-legal complaints. As each application of modern technology has two sides, EHRs also can be manipulated. But, private health records with secure password protections and controlled access filters allow patients to maintain confidentiality.

Conclusion

Electronic medical records also help in proper maintenance of medical bills and claims. This helps health care service providers offer their services in time and patients are relieved from processing delays. Also, if the patient moves from one country to another, he or she can still access the records and continue treatment without any trouble. Additionally, aged people or those with restricted movements and patients who are on their own can get timely health care through electronic medical data management. A schedule for regular health monitoring can be created and reports can be maintained properly. If medical aids or benefits need to be claimed they can also be done electronically. Thus your medical records are just a click away; enjoy hassle-free health care services by using medipro software.

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  1. 02 November 16
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    The use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) are seamlessly adding convenience and accuracy to the online healthcare services. They are many Benefits of Electronic Medical and Health Records

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