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Electronic Health Records and the Impact on Patient Care.

Show simple item record Charney, Megan DuMonthier, Ross P. 2017-08-15T01:01:45Z 2017-08-15T01:01:45Z 2017-05-01
dc.description This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Optometry. 22 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Electronic health records have been encouraged throughout the United States in every health profession. Electronic health records and meaningful use are intended to improve patient care not only from one office visit, but to assess progression over time. Providing better communication between health care professionals regarding a mutual patient is a lso a goal with the implementation of electronic health record systems and meaningful use. However, the ultimate goal according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is to deliver better quality care at less cost. Some studies have been conducted regarding improved patient care with paper records being replaced by electronic health records, however, the studies show mixed results. For this study, individual practicing optometrists have been surveyed to inquire about their experience with electronic health records and to determine if their patient care has improved. Methods: A ten-question survey was sent to approximately I 00 licensed and practicing optometrists in the state of Michigan. Each question was analyzed for significance of improvement of patient care. Results: Analysis of the survey will show improvement, no improvement, or decreased improvement of overall patient care and efficiency. Conclusions: Electronic health records have improved patient care, but not efficiency. en_US
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dc.subject Durkee, David. O.D. Faculty advisor. en_US
dc.subject Electronic health records. en_US
dc.subject Patient care. en_US
dc.title Electronic Health Records and the Impact on Patient Care. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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