The Role of Medical Records in Supporting Healthcare Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics: (Review Artical)

Document Type : Original Article


KSA, National Guard Health Affairs


Background: Implementing precise data management sys-tems guarantee the secure and effective transmission of sen-sitive health care data. Nevertheless, health care workers ne-glected their crucial responsibilities regarding the processing of medical data. Therefore, the use of superior electronic health record (EHR) software in the healthcare industry is crucial in order to reduce medical mistakes. Aim of Study: This study aims to delineate the functions of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in enhancing the delivery of high-quality healthcare services. Methods: The detected keywords include EHR (Electronic Health Record), EMR (Electronic Medical Record), medical data processing, medical data preservation, medical data dele-tion, health care, patient care, and other related phrases with various combinations. Articles from PubMed (National Library of Medicine), Google Scholar, and the Google search engine were retrieved via a search conducted on these databases. Thesearch was conducted utilizing boolean operators “AND”, “OR”, and “NOT” using both the [All fields] and [MeSH Terms] search techniques. Results: The articles were reviewed by examining their ti-tles, assessing their abstracts, and then two persons determined whether the remaining full-text materials should be included or omitted based on their eligibility. Conclusion: Inadequate medical data processing systems are the primary causes of medical mistakes. Utilizing standard-ized data management solutions minimizes mistakes and the resulting hardships. Consequently, the use of electronic tech-nologies in healthcare institutions guarantees secure and effec-tive data administration. Hence, it is crucial to build suitable systems for managing medical data in order to ensure effective delivery of healthcare.