Implementing Qualitative Approaches Sheila

The number of preventable deaths that occur in our health institutions every year has been on the increase. One of the major reason as to why this has been the case is lack of the necessary data that these health professionals need. The health officers in some situations are forced to wait for long to get the medical reports of a patient who might be in a critical condition. In the long run the patient might lose his life due to late treatment or lack of treatment totally (Berg, Occasions for Information Technologies in Medical Work, 2012).
In some rare cases the medical organizations have access to the Electronic Health Record which enables them get information about patients quickly. The problem that this study seeks to solve is the inaccessibility of the electronic health records by most healthcare officers due to the slow adaption of these organizations to the electronic system. There are more medical risks due to this reason.
Reports tabled by the Institute of Medicine show that close to 98,000 US citizens lose their lives annually due to errors caused by inaccessibility of full patient medical information. Most medical facilities in the United States use the manual system of recording and keeping data of their patients. The data in this case is kept on paper posing a lot of challenges to the professionals when they seek to ensure reliability of their services (Berg, Implementing Information Systems in Health Care Organizations: Myths and challenges, 2012). For example, close to a hundred thousand citizens die in the United States yearly due lack of quick access to patients’ medical records.
One reason why the health organizations are slow to shift to this method is the high cost anticipated to this electronic health record method. The high costs of running an EHR (Electronic Health Record) system hinder small medical service providers from adopting the system. Despite these organizations