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Improving Healthcare through Information Technology

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The primary objective of physicians is to provide the highest level of care possible to their patients. Currently, only a very small percentage of physicians in North America utilize Electronic Medical Record Systems, EMRs in their practices. EMRs are computer systems that are able to store patient records, manage schedules, as well as an array of other functions. These systems are capable of helping to raise the quality care in which physicians are able to provide by improving access to crucial patient information as well as making offices more efficient. A review of the literature on EMRs and interviews with a leading physician were conducted. This facilitated the development and analysis of several workflows. Weaknesses within the current workflows were identified, and possible solutions are discussed, including the development of new EMR functionality and usability. Finally, several business opportunities are proposed around the development new of EMRs, EMR modules and EMR implementation consulting.
MOT MBA Project-Simon Fraser University
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