Healthcare facilities/organizations are places that deal with organization and delivery of healthcare for the general population in a specific location. These facilities/organizations thrive mainly on information collected from patients when they visit them to plan and provide health care. This information collected is known as medical record. Medical record is essential for the provision of quality healthcare by facilities/organizations because it provides the basis for the care received and how it is paid for. The healthcare facilities/organization can only improve the health care given to the patients they serve based on the timely availability of complete medical record. The healthcare providers use the medical record to meet the healthcare needs of individual patients. With the arrival of a comprehensive and portable health records, healthcare facilities/organizations can leverage the increased availability of medical records to improve patient care.
KeywordsMedical record Hospital Portable record Healthcare facilities Healthcare provider
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