by Medicosa Healthcare Online Marketing Consultants

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic adaptation of a patient's clinical chronicle, that is kept up by the provider over periods of time, and usually includes all of the fundamental administrative medical information relevant to that person's care under a specific health care provider, including demographics, progress reports, diseases suffered from, diagnosis, vital signs, past medical history, vaccinations, laboratory data and radiology accounts. In simple terms, it is a computerized health record created in an organization that delivers patient care.

Health records get generated with every clinical encounter, however, most prescriptions are either misplaced, or are detained by the medical institutions and ultimately get destroyed, according to the retention period duration of these prescriptions. In India, hospitals usually follow the rule: 5 years storage of out-patient records, and 10 years of in-patient records. A typical Indian patient with mediocre literacy and awareness level usually does not retain his/her clinical documents.

Due to this and many more reasons, having an Electronic Health Record India of a patient with the reports and prescriptions of every medication adviced at different healthcare providers, be it public or privately owned, is crucial. These reports are needed for enquiry, exploration and citation in clinical research. It may also be used to analyse disease courses/tendency and statistical interpretation of clinical attributes.

Presently, India is at the infancy stage of an electronic health record system but in the coming years, EHR of an Indian patient may be even available by health care set-ups across the shore and contrariwise, especially with the vigorous expansion of the global medical trends and globalization.

The standards released by the Government of India aim to develop a system which would let one to make, store, convey or obtain electronically, the ‘Electronic Protected Health Information of an individual, using trustworthy sources for data storage and transpose. This can bring a patient’s complete health record together for facilitating improved clinical decisions, and unified care supply by the several health care providers.

These standards stress the use of National UID or AADHAR number as the firsthand Unique Health Identifier (UHID) of a patient seeing a healthcare provider. The AADHAR number will function as a patient's distinct identity for all medical institutions countrywide. The basic idea of the EHR standards in India is to have a country wide rollout of Electronic Health Records for all healthcare set ups and connect it to the AADHAR of the patient.

The exorbitant cost of an EHR and provider doubt concerning the value they will gain from acceptance in the form of return on investment has a major impact on EHR adoption. Privacy and secrecy is also a significant element. Using EHR software can possibly put an organization at risk if it does not follow the privacy guidelines to an exacting degree. Data loss is a major disadvantage. A computer crash could wipe out vital data that has been accumulating for years.

At the same time, there are a number of key benefits of using electronic health records, the chief one being easy access to a patient's medical history. Availability of consolidated records is another major benefit of EHR software.

With proper training, any potentially negative aspect of EHRs can be worked out.

MEDICOSA provides digitisation of Patient and their family members health records on cloud. It offers to keep your past records as document and DICOM's. By-Jessica

Author Bio:

MEDICOSA is a networked patient care ecosystem on cloud to enable medical fraternity for offering integrated healthcare services to their patients. For more information about Electronic Health Records India please visit MEDICOSA.

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