Electronic health records, medications, and long-term care

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Abstract

Electronic health records (EHRs) provide an opportunity to drastically reduce certain errors related to the prescribing and administration of medications. In certain settings, for example, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care (LTC) environments, the opportunities to use EHR systems that are optimized for the setting and patient population exist now. This chapter describes the advantages in the adoption of the appropriate EHR and the pitfalls linked to poor choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedication Management in Older Adults
Subtitle of host publicationA Concise Guide for Clinicians
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages105-109
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781603274562
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Electronic health records
  • Electronic medical records
  • Information technology
  • Personal health records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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