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WHY ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS ARE IMPORTANT?

Taking Health Records Beyond the Digital Filing Cabinet to enable Digital Health services

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) must provide a sound basis for effective digital health. Artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and population health management all depend on a structured foundation of accurate data which can then be processed to enable decision support – whether clinical or back-office. The HIMSS Annual European eHealth Survey indicates that EHR implementation is the single largest priority for 23% of the respondents.

EHRs: what doctors, administrators and patients expect

Providers that want a comprehensive view of the patient need to establish electronic health record databases as a foundation for more complex EHR-driven services. That means building towards value-added functionality like health analytics and AI. Those that already have access to existing EHR databases might need to structure and optimise the data to enable effective data mining, extract greater efficiency and improve health outcomes.

Clinicians expect convenient functionality and interoperability from EHRs, administrators want effective data management and patients expect a transformed digital health experience similar to what they get from other industries digital services. Transformation on this level is much more than technology: Overall approach, stakeholder management, patient-centricity, infrastructure, robust processes, and well-trained staff all come into play.

Clinical Staff competency with EMRs is increasing, as is patient demand for electronic records, due to a shift in the number who are actively monitoring their own health.

Doctors and patients are now in overwhelming agreement that EMRs improve clinical outcomes. Clinical Staff competency with EHRs is increasing, as is patient demand for utilizing EHR for managing their health.

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Your Trusted Health Record Advisor

Accenture has the consulting and technology skills and experience, combined with the global healthcare industry expertise, to become your trusted EHR transformation adviser and partner. We can help you from scratch, leveraging trusted, proven Accenture Delivery Methods and a network of global subject matter experts and local delivery capability. We’ll help you transform static EHRs into a foundation for effective organisational decision support, efficient backend enterprise management and dynamic front end patient interfacing. These will have a deep impact on the sustainability of the care you provide, by delivering the health analytics, AI, and digital health applications to realise the full potential of the foundation you’ve put in place.

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Accenture brings EHRs to life from conception at the strategic planning phase, to delivery and beyond, making sure your EHR develops well and brings both organisational and care benefits, while helping to make your healthcare system more economically sustainable.

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