A recent study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that the integration of Electronic health record specialist alone can’t yield positive results unless there is a coordination of works undertaken. To highlight its point, the AHA pointed out the remarkable decline in the number of heart attack death cases after hospitals in certain states improved their coordination with paramedics. Moreover, the association said that improved coordination between healthcare organizations and paramedics could slash down the causalities fivefold.
Undue significance given to Electronic Health Record specialist programs
The AHA appreciated the sincere efforts taken by healthcare institutions in the country to integrate sophisticated electronic health record specialist courses, equipment and programs. However, it said that the integration of web based electronic health records software programs alone could do nothing unless there is coordination between different departments, especially between paramedics and hospitals. The Association will present its findings and suggestions during its annual meeting slated to be held next week.
AHA’s Mission Lifeline Project earns Appreciation
The recent initiative taken by the American Health Association titled Mission: Lifeline earned much appreciation from various healthcare organizations across the country. The project that was organized with the help of Duke University focused on making healthcare organizations in the country focus on various programs and initiatives that they can take in order to improve the quality of healthcare offered to the public.
The mission also highlighted the importance of introducing advanced electronic health records specialist programs in hospitals. Sources privy to the American Health Association report that the initiative was conducted in nearly 500 hospitals across multiple states and cities. More than 1,200 EMS agencies were also involved in the project.
AHA claims to have saved lives of hundreds through Mission Lifeline project
AHA reports that its Mission Lifeline project helped save the life of hundreds of people in emergency situations. The project, whose primary focus was improving the coordination between paramedics and hospitals, enabled paramedics to alert hospitals in emergencies immediately. Through the project, in most of the cases, patients were taken to an advanced medical care facility at least by 15 to 30 minutes earlier.
The AHA’s efforts and the Mission Lifeline project have been brought to the limelight in the national level. It is believed that other healthcare bodies will take it as a lesson for improving the quality and efficiency of their health care services.