Week 2 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Due January 21 at 11:59 PM
EHR and Knowledge Management
EHR systems in all sizes of health systems, hospitals, clinics, and practices store a significant amount of data referred to as “patient generated data“. The quality and amount of data in the EHRs is dependent on many different healthcare stakeholders. Health professionals are given the task of analyzing the information entered and translating it into knowledge to provide the best quality of care. Using the South University Online Library or the Internet, research on EHR.
Based on your research and understanding, answer the following questions:
- Identify and describe the stakeholders involved in collecting and the stakeholders involved in contributing to data collection in the EHR system.
- Examine how EHR systems reduce cost and increase quality of care?
- Discuss and explain how EHR systems components may contribute to Surveillance Systems and knowledge management of certain health conditions?
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered. For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned .
To support your work, use your course and text readings, South University Online Library and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Classmate Review and Critique:
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.