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Ch 3: Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Practices

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Check out this comprehensive healthcare chapter to explore topics related to evidence-based practices and electronic health records. These fun lessons and quizzes can be used for test preparation, homework help, textbook supplementation, tutoring and more.

Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Practices - Chapter Summary

This chapter's engaging lessons examine different types of electronic health records as well as the characteristics of evidence-based medicine. You'll see why electronic health records benefit this type of medicine, and why doctors use computerized order entries. Use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter, and be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to solidify your comprehension of the material. Our expert health care instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Compare different types of electronic health records
  • Describe the benefits of electronic health records
  • Evaluate examples of computerized physician order entries
  • Recognize the components of evidence-based medicine
  • Assess the relationship between evidence-based medicine and electronic health records

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Practices
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Electronic Health Records: Types & Components

1. Electronic Health Records: Types & Components

In today's health care system, patients' medical records are undergoing a rapid change from paper to electronic. This lesson discusses the types of electronic records in use and components of these records that can advance health care.

Advantages of Using Electronic Health Care Records

2. Advantages of Using Electronic Health Care Records

Electronic healthcare records, also known as electronic medical records, are central data repositories for healthcare information. Read this lesson to learn how electronic records benefit both patients, as well as their healthcare providers.

Computerized Physician Order Entry: Definition & Examples

3. Computerized Physician Order Entry: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, the process of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) is defined as well as its advantages over paper and handwritten documents. Examples of the types of orders entered by CPOE are also discussed.

Evidence-Based Medicine: Definition & Components

4. Evidence-Based Medicine: Definition & Components

What is evidence-based medicine (EBM) and how does it improve patient outcomes? In this lesson, we will define EBM according to Sackett, including its three major components: expertise, research, and patient values.

Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Medicine

5. Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the framework for making decisions in healthcare every day. This lesson will explain the foundation of evidence-based medicine, the electronic health record, and some of their practical uses.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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