The electronic medical record can guide one through the assessment of the patient by creating a back-round of appropriate questions to focus in on the problem. The record can theoretically provide the necessary historical information to aid in the diagnostic and treatment process.
The EHR can link in real-tie with outside data sources to provide real-time comprehensive information. Artificial intelligence that provides clinical guidance and support is in its infancy, but will someday be available.
How can you take advantage of these features?
- Find an EHR designed with the end-user in mind.
- Determine whether the documents are outlines or sophisticated content designed to assist the provider.