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Running Head: Information Technologies Applications

Information Technologies Applications

Haya Zeidan

Strayer University

HSA 315


Assignment #1

April 26, 2011

Information Technologies Applications 2


The information Technologies Applications is widely used nowadays. Information technology (IT) has the potential to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care. But before everything we should increasing our understanding of the information technologies in the health care. Also, we should understand what types of (IT) applications are most useful for improving health care? In this paper I will compares health care with the use of IT. In the end of this research paper we will find how the information technologies lead to better care and better life for the human. I will discuss in my paper the (EMR) Electronic Medical Record; the (EHR) is the Electronic Health Record, and the E- prescribing.


Information Technology Applications

Question 1) Identify at least three IT applications (EMR, EHR, CPOE, Telemedicine, Tele-health, E-prescribing, Personal health records (PHR), etc.).

Answer: a) (EMR) Electronic Medical Record: is Electronic Medical Records. There are many people who don’t know any thing about the EMR. EMR is a computerized medical record created in an organization that delivers care, such as a hospital and doctor's surgery. Electronic medical records tend to be a part of a local stand-alone health information system that allows storage, retrieval and modification of records. EMR software would allow us to meet our goal of having a completely paperless medical record. With an EMR system from EMR Experts, your medical practice or hospital will be able to store patient records, medical histories, and prescription information digitally. With a fast return-on-investment, you'll improve organization in your office while increasing revenue - and provide a higher standard of patient care. Good EMR software can be adapted to your practice environment without expensive custom programming. However, the more built-in flexibility, the more work necessary to configure the software to meet your needs before you can start using it. Each vendor’s software will have its own configuration requirements, but the following considerations are common to all EMR products. b) EHR is Electronic Health Records: The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient 4

demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR has the ability to generate a complete record of a clinical patient encounter - as well as supporting other care-related activities directly or indirectly via interface - including evidence-based decision support, quality management, and outcomes reporting. c) E- Prescribing: E-prescribing is simply an electronic way to generate prescriptions through an automated data-entry process utilizing e-prescribing software and a transmission network which links to participating pharmacies.

Question 2) Describe how each of the three selected IT applications facilitates the collection of information, track and document patient diagnosis / treatment, and communicates healthcare data and information within physician offices and hospital systems.

Answer: For the EMR helps physicians electronically document patient encounters. The EMR allows doctors to document a patient's visit at the time care is provided, automating the tasks associated with charting patient exams and assessments, resulting in a complete, secure electronic medical record. EMR systems can integrate evidence-based recommendations for preventive services (such as screening...
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