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ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS


WHY EMR

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.

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EMR OF THE FUTURE

EMR is on the rise, and has fast become the norm across health organizations. While the attitudes today are overwhelmingly positive, doctors see opportunities for improvement including better functionality, easy usage, and interoperability.

EMR Today

  • The use of EMR is now standard across hospitals and primary care practices.

  • The main functions are central management of patient records, including consultation notes, prescription medication and test results.

  • Current EMR systems do bring challenges, most notably of speed, lack of integration between primary and secondary care and lack of advanced functionalities.

EMR Tomorrow

  • There is a need for improved service levels from EMR providers and an improved IT infrastructure.

  • There is a need to educate patients on how to access EMRs and what information to access, to underpin the core benefits.

  • EMR for tomorrow will be an integrated EMR connecting primary and secondary care.

WHY USE A SYSTEM INTEGRATOR

Accenture believes that the majority of complex EMR implementations will benefit from the targeted use of a systems integrator. Further, we believe that the focused use of a systems integrator can reduce risk, save money and lead to earlier recognition of value.

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CLIENT CASE STUDIES

Learn more about how Accenture helped healthcare providers across the globe deliver excellent patient outcomes in a safe, efficient and integrated way.

Case study: Norway embraces electronic health records

Leadership

Majid Altuwaijri
Managing Director and H&PS Lead,
Middle East and North Africa

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