Automation of EHRs to Reconcile Errors in Health Records

Recent initiatives at King Daughter’s Medical Center have helped in improving the process of history reconciliation within medicine. The medical center is attempting to develop a resilient system for analyzing healthcare records. Meanwhile, inaccuracy of medical records is a matter of concern for the medical industry. Furthermore, incomplete medical data can be a deadlock in diagnosis, treatment, and analysis of patients. Electronic health records (EHRs) from multiple sources can exhibit deviant patterns related to name and information of patient. Additionally, the nomenclature of EHRs is the most challenging task within medical history reconciliation. Different systems use different conventions for nomenclature’s, and they often fail to translate accurately.

 Elucidating Errors in EHR

 King Daughter’s Medical Center is focusing on improving this system to foster precision in healthcare and medicine. Missing data, or sigs, can pose severe problems for patients and medical practitioners. To exemplify, the system often fails to differentiate between 1.0 mg and 10 mg doses. Furthermore, the problem of mixing hourly doses with bedtime or daily dosage is also a challenge within EHRs. Inaccuracy of medication can be a major contributor to post-discharge adverse drug reactions. Clinical staff and pharmacists from King Daughter’s were subjected to a range of workflow challengeS. They tried to deal with sigs manually, and this helped them in developing automated transcription. Manual ascertaining of sigs is a time-consuming process that is subject to human errors.

 Solution Proposed by the Center

 Following this, Researchers from King Daughter’s Medical Center proposed a system to digitize records. In addition, they propose to convert free-text into automated systems that processes results according to hospital nomenclature. This would in turn help in filling the missing gaps and disruptions in medical workflows. It would be interesting to see the adoption rate of the system proposed by King’s Daughter Medical Center. Several improvements in EHRs have made their way in to the healthcare sector in recent times.