Healthcare Practices Essay

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Healthcare Practices
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Main Body.......................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................2REFRENCES...................................................................................................................................3
INTRODUCTIONToday technology has developed so far that gives advantage to organisations to run businessmore effectively. In context with health and social care industry, use of digital technologies liketelemedicine, EMR (electronic medical records), telehealth and point of care documentation(PoCD), are considered as most beneficial tools. It helps in improving the efficiencies of deliveryservice as well as healthcare quality(Slater and et. al., 2017). This essay is going to describe howdigital technologies help in recording reporting the care setting. For this purpose, NHS (NationalHealth Service) is taken which is one of the largest public organisation of UK, that gives besthealth care services to patients. Under this essay, benefits of record keeping process for serviceusers including barriers to digital working is highlighted.Main BodyIn health and social care sector, patient record refers to a principal repository for prescribingtreatment and information concerning the health care. It affects every person associated withreceiving, reimbursing or providing health care services. With the growth of digital technologyin medical field, health care practices are much improved. It includes the concept of electronicmedical record (EMR) whosemain goal of recorded information to serve as a repository ofobservation in clinic and patient’s analysis (Kohrt and et. al., 2018). This kind of recorded ofclinicians’ interactions with a patient generally begins with their history as well as physicalexamination. It contains chief complaint of ill people like chest pain, skin rash and more, while,history of current illness includes other pertinent symptoms which are related to the same. Alongwith this, physical examination also contains an inventory of findings like abdominal tendernessi.e. an enlarged lymph node. Thus, all these historical and physical examination recordedinformation are usually followed by an assessment that adheres with problem-oriented approach.Here, each problem is properly analysed and helps in developing a plan for diagnosis andtreatment. I general, such information is recorded in written form for each encounter withpatient, on regular manner which is much difficult task to be stored properly. It covers records ofconsultancy of clinicians and test results like laboratory or x-ray reports as well administrativedata.In this regard, in context with NHS which is the best healthcare organisation of UK,success of its health care system is highly depended on maintaining the trust of its patients. Incase of vulnerabilities, when if service users lose their trust related to privacy of their health1
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