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By WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

This guide has been designed as a simple reference to be used while exploring the improvement and implementation of digital healthiness list (EHR) platforms. It offers a normal evaluation, a few simple definitions and examples of EHR practices. additionally lined are issues for attention whilst relocating in the direction of the creation of an EHR, a few concerns and demanding situations which could have to be addressed and a few attainable recommendations, besides steps and actions to implementation. there's a specific concentrate on atmosphere pursuits, revising regulations, constructing an motion plan and outlining implementation methods.

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It is extremely important to gain the confidence of all staff particularly medical and nursing staff. As the major users of the system, doctors and nurses need to understand how the system will function and be confident that all legal and ethical issues will be safeguarded. e) Storing Electronic Health Records A strategy needs to be in place to address the storage of electronic health records. As for manual medical records, the electronic health record needs to be maintained in an accessible media for future retrieval for patient care and other uses such as research and teaching.

In addition, incident reporting and response mechanisms must be available, as should be the means for ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the system to ensure that all users adhere to the stated standards. Policies and procedures and workforce training need to be in place to ensure that uses and disclosures are made only as permitted or required by law. Remember that it may be possible to implement a well designed EHR but if potential issues and challenges have not been addressed, and if users have not been involved in the design or in the selection of the system, are not properly trained, and/or are not supported by the healthcare authorities, the system may not be used effectively and may therefore fail to produce the anticipated outcome.

Development of a Comprehensive Implementation Plan When the form of implementation has been determined, the Steering Committee and implementation team need to ensure that the institution/ government is ready to move forward. ) Select the Best System Know what you want. There are many commercial systems available but individual institution/country requirements are different and the system MUST be able to meet local needs or be able to be adjusted to do so. That is: • Select the EHR system that is right for your institution/ country What system will best meet the needs of the institution/ government?

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