Medical documentation is an essential part of healthcare and conducted at the highest standard; documentation ensures the delivery of safe and high-quality healthcare services (Noureldin et al., 2014). Performance Improvement team reports the same poor outcomes each quarter that may be a result of the paper-based documentation system. These outcomes include patient safety, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness. This narrative review’s purpose is to determine whether the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system could improve outcomes. Evidence-based guidelines for the implementation of an EHR need special consideration to have a successful transition. Further studies may need to be reviewed that reflect the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) setting.
Keywords: electronic health records, EHR, paper charting, ambulatory surgery centers; electronic medical records, EMR, paper documentation, patient satisfaction, patient preference, patient safety, cost, cost-effectiveness
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Emmerich, Erin, "Benchmark Study: Impact of Electronic Health Records vs. Paper-based Records" (2023). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 246.
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