Handbook of Informatics: Electronic Health Records
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Handbook of Informatics: Electronic Health Records

Test your knowledge on electronic health records, including the differences between EHR, EMR, and PHR, and the relationship between EHR and EHRS. This quiz is based on Chapter 4 of the Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, Sixth Edition.

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What is the primary goal of the HITECH Act in the context of EHRS?

To provide economic incentives for the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs

What is the key difference between an electronic health record (EHR) and an electronic medical record (EMR)?

An EHR is a comprehensive record of a patient's health information, while an EMR is a narrower record of a patient's medical treatment

What is the term for the financial incentives provided by the government to encourage healthcare providers to adopt and implement EHRs?

Meaningful Use (MU) Incentives

Which of the following is a benefit associated with the implementation of an EHRS?

<p>Improved patient safety and quality of care</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of the learning objective 7.5?

<p>The current status of EHRSs</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a type of health record that is primarily maintained by an individual?

<p>Personal Health Record (PHR)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a primary function of Electronic Health Record Systems (EHRSs)?

<p>To manage patient documentation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the continuity of care record (CCR)?

<p>To provide a snapshot of a person's current health and healthcare</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the goal of the meaningful use (MU) program?

<p>To incentivize healthcare providers to adopt EHRs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is expected to happen to the MU program in 2019?

<p>It will transition into a new merit-based incentive payment system</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of using EHRSs?

<p>Enhanced patient monitoring in real-time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can EHR systems that meet MU criteria be leveraged to do?

<p>Decrease spending in areas where information can easily be accessed</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a feature of EHRSs that supports patient care?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a general benefit of EHR systems?

<p>Improved data integrity</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can EHR systems support nurses?

<p>By eliminating the need to repeat collection of baseline demographic data</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHR systems for caregivers?

<p>Increased satisfaction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHR systems for research?

<p>Improved data access and quality</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can EHR systems provide to support medication and treatment administration?

<p>Prompts for administration and documentation of medications and treatments</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary difference between EHR and EHRS?

<p>EHR is a database and EHRS is software</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an EMR?

<p>An early form of the EHR</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of EHRSs?

<p>To enable the creation and maintenance of an EHR</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a SEHR?

<p>An electronic record system that allows clinicians to access a patient's data and information from the patient's EHRs at different facilities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a feature of current EHRSs?

<p>Point-of-care access by practitioners and support for multiple users to view data on the same patient at the same time</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a PHR?

<p>A collection of patient data controlled by the patient and accessible by patient and providers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHRSs for healthcare providers in terms of reimbursement?

<p>Improved reimbursement rates</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do EHRSs support population health?

<p>By improving population health</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHRSs in terms of client record security?

<p>Improved client record security</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHRSs in terms of workflow efficiency?

<p>Increased efficiencies in workflow</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a benefit of EHRSs in terms of financial management?

<p>Faster turnaround for outstanding accounts with electronic coding and claim submission</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do EHRSs support healthcare providers in meeting regulatory requirements?

<p>Through enhanced ability to meet regulatory requirements</p> Signup and view all the answers

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