Many healthcare organizations are still working toward implementation of information Systems in an effort to be able to exchange data with other systems in their working environment. The importance of interoperability will continue to grow as one of the major drivers of this has been the formation of accountable care organizations (ACO’s).
Electronic health records have a large potential to support nursing and advanced nursing knowledge through the elimination of redundant efforts, redesign of the workflow, demonstrating the contributions that nurses make to patient care and outcomes as well as contributing to the body of nursing knowledge through the incorporation of standardized nursing language.
Assignment Descriiption:
The patient presents to your office with a Personal Health Records (PHR). Remembering, medical records and PHRs are not the same thing, complete both of the following:
1. Develop and create an educational tool (brochure, flyer pamphlet) that you can provide to your patients that address the following areas:
• How do you access it?
• What obstacles might you identify?
• Frequently Asked Questions
2. Develop and create an educational tool (brochure, flyer pamphlet) for providers to understand the PHR that address the following areas:
• How can we make sure PHR information is accurate, reliable, and complete?
• What obstacles might patients have with control over how their health information is accessed, used, and disclosed?
• Frequently Asked Questions
• What advantages and disadvantages are there?
• What does the clinician need to understand?
May choose to do a flyer for one page and pamphlet or brochure for the other

Patient Education Tool:

Title: Your Personal Health Record (PHR): A Tool for Better Health Management

Introduction:
A personal health record (PHR) is an electronic tool that allows you to store and manage your health information. It is an essential tool that can improve your healthcare outcomes, as it provides your healthcare providers with accurate and comprehensive information about your health history. This brochure will help you understand how to access, use and maintain your PHR, the benefits it provides, and potential obstacles you might face.

Section 1: How to access your PHR:
• Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if they have a PHR system.
• Sign up for a PHR portal, either through your healthcare provider or a third-party vendor.
• Download a PHR app from your smartphone’s app store.

Section 2: Potential Obstacles:
• Technical difficulties, such as a lack of internet access or difficulty navigating the software.
• Concerns about privacy and security of personal health information.
• Resistance to change or a lack of interest in using new technology.

Section 3: Frequently Asked Questions:
• What information can I store in my PHR?
• Who has access to my PHR?
• What happens if I lose my login information?

Provider Education Tool:

Title: Understanding Your Patient’s Personal Health Record (PHR)

Introduction:
As a healthcare provider, understanding your patient’s personal health record (PHR) can be an invaluable tool in providing the best possible care. A PHR provides accurate and comprehensive information about a patient’s health history and can help inform treatment decisions. This brochure will help you understand how to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in your patient’s PHR, the benefits it provides, and potential obstacles your patients may face.

Section 1: Ensuring Accurate and Reliable Information:
• Encourage your patients to update their PHR regularly.
• Verify any information in the PHR that may be relevant to the patient’s care.
• Address any discrepancies between the information in the PHR and the patient’s self-report.

Section 2: Patient Obstacles:
• Concerns about privacy and security of personal health information.
• Technical difficulties, such as a lack of internet access or difficulty navigating the software.
• Resistance to change or a lack of interest in using new technology.

Section 3: Frequently Asked Questions:
• How can I access my patient’s PHR?
• What are the benefits of using a patient’s PHR in my practice?
• How can I help my patients navigate their PHR?

Section 4: Advantages and Disadvantages:
• Advantages of using a patient’s PHR, such as improved patient outcomes, increased efficiency, and improved communication between providers.
• Disadvantages, such as potential for errors, patient resistance to change, and potential for information overload.

Section 5: What Clinicians Need to Understand:
• The importance of the PHR as a tool for better patient care.
• How to navigate the PHR system.
• The importance of maintaining accurate and reliable information in the PHR.

Conclusion:
Personal health records have the potential to revolutionize healthcare by providing healthcare providers with accurate and comprehensive information about a patient’s health history. By understanding how to access and navigate a patient’s PHR, you can help ensure the best possible outcomes for your patients.

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