Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people’s health information.
Share the EHR platform that your practice uses and discuss the challenges and barriers to electronic charting. Why have we moved from paper charting to EHR’s? What is meant by meaningful use regulations and why is this important to know when documenting in the EHR?
In recent decades, thousands of fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters have been massacred in a heartless and unappeasable manner. The perpetrators, terrorists who don't hide behind a fa??ade; drug cartels worth billions of dollars whose hands are stained with the tears of families desiccated by lead bullets. The simplicity of such an act leaves the world dumbfounded, pondering how human beings can be so merciless and dehumanizing. As a result drug trafficking has become an increasingly growing problem in the world. Today, more people are purchasing, selling and using illegal drugs than ever before. A large amount of people think that it is a fast and easy way to get money, without knowing the risk associated with the distribution cycle of drugs. In addition, drugs are fast spreading through the high school systems. The most common drug in high school is marijuana, more commonly known as pot or weed, and hashish or 'hash'. There are always kids in school that drop out and begin dealing drugs on the street and just forget about their education and future because they start making money dealing drugs. Many adolescents are steered in the wrong direction, having their lives ruined. A cease fire is desperately needed; money is not worth the lives of the innocent. Although drug trafficking earns drug cartels billions of dollars, this illegal activity must end to avoid unnecessary murders. Over the years the amount of deaths steadily risen fed by the large demand for illegal drugs, proving that the dangers of drug trafficking and usage has not decreased. Therefore, the needs for organizations that provides them. Drug traffickers are those who destroy communities and kill people for their own gain. Governments around the world have struggled with drug trafficking, including the United States with people have risked their lives just to bring drugs into this country to satisfy the growing demand. Many people don't realize the effect that drug trafficking has on the citizens of America and the world, not only harm those who intentionally use drug. The deaths that occur from these actions should be enough for people to stop trying to bring drugs across borders around the world, but unfortunately it is not. Laws have been created to keep these drugs off the streets in order to help people maintain healthy, happy lives. Many laws have made certain drug illegal. Anup Shah, the reporter in this article, 'Global Issues' states: 'Drugs are not dangerous because they are illegal; they are illegal because they are dangerous' (1). These dangers come as both physical and mental. Thousands of families have been torn apart by people involved with the trafficking of drugs. Marc Lacey, reporter for the New York Times explains in the article 'Mexico Lawyer Who Defended Drug Traffickers is Shot Dead' how a young girl was shot and murdered while in the company of a police commander that was charged with working for drug traffickers (1). Not only was there physical harm because of the death of the young girl, but also emotional damage caused by her departure from the lives she had affected while she was alive. It might be argued that the emotions involved after someone's death might cause a greater impact on communities than the actual death. For example, Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, one of the most notorious and dangerous drugs traffickers, had a net worth of approximately one billion dollars according to Forbes. Drug Trafficking is a growing market; more drugs are being produced around the globe than ever before. The more drugs produced, the greater the opportunities are to increase profits. Cartels deal with their product in tons and to organizations like those, bigger volumes equal bigger profits. Thousands of tons are moved around the world yearly. In the United Nation's article 'Drug Trafficking' (2008) it is mentioned that, 73.7 metric tons were seized globally (2). In addition, heroin seizures had increased dramatically from 2006 to 2008 by continued burgeoning seizures in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 39% of the heroin was seized from around the Middle East and South-west Asia (2). In 2007 and 2008, cocaine was used by at least 16 to 17 million people worldwide. The significance of this is that number has only increased since then. It is estimated that profits derived from illicit drug trafficking worldwide is about $600 billion, which equaled approximately 7.6% of the total global trade of all imports and export. The amounts of money produced by drug trafficking is staggering. These billions could have been well spent in other fields such as health care and research. Ironically the money made by cartels and other drug trafficking organizations, were spent by governments to fight cartels. Billions of tax payer's hard-earned money was spent trying to stop the growth of the drug trade. Although it might not be the best solution to allow the selling of currently illegal drugs, the legalization of such drugs could lead to enormous conservation of funds currently used. Despite the global economic opportunities and large tax revenue this new market could generate, laws still prevent leg>GET ANSWER