Provide an example of an EHR-based clinical decision support tool from a workplace experience or current online resource. Describe the impact of the decision support tool on the quality of patient care.

Topic 2 – HCI-655 – EHR Technology Platforms

The purpose of this assignment is to research and become familiar with EHR technology platforms.

In a 750-1,000 word essay, research and explain various EHR technology platforms. Include the following:

  1. Describe two different technology platforms used in leading EHR systems.
  2. Contrast the benefits and challenges for the EHR technology platforms you selected. Include at least two benefits and two challenges for each platform.
  3. Explain why each technology platform you selected was developed.
  4. Identify which current EHR systems use the technology platforms you selected.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Requirements: 750-1,000 word


Answer preview

Technology and innovation have revolutionized the provision of healthcare globally. Currently, there are many software and systems that simplify and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision in different setups. One critical area where technology is necessary is in the management of patient health records and information. Electronic health records (EHR) systems have digitized patient charts and improved interoperability. Epic and Cerner are examples of technologies used in EHR systems, each bearing unique features, pros, and cons that affect users’ experiences.

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