For more than 30 years health-care costs have been growing 2% faster than the overall economy. The cause of the rising in costs is attributed to the use of new medical technology and the aging of the population
Health information technology – technology that is used record store and manage patient healthcare information.
Practice management programs or PMP's software – programs that automate many of the administrative and financial test and a medical practice * Verifying insurance eligibility and benefits * Organizing patient and pay her information * Generating and transmitting insurance claims * Monitoring the status of claims * Recording payments from payers * Generating patient statements, posting payments and updating accounts * Managing collection activities * Creating financial in productivity reports
Practice management programs are the health information technology applications that manage the financial operations of a medical practice. electronic health records are the health information technology applications that store clinical data which is the information about a patient's health injured by doctors nurses and other healthcare professionals
Electronic health record (EHR) - a computerized lifelong healthcare record for an individual that incorporates data from all providers to treat the individual
The Institute of medicine has suggested that an EHR should include 8 core functions with those being health information and data elements, results management, order management, decision-support, electronic communication and connectivity, patient support, administrative support, and reporting and population health
Health information and data elements: Patient demographic information and clinical information used to diagnose and treat illnesses * Problem list * Signs and Symptoms * Diagnoses * Procedures * Medication list * Allergies * Diagnostic test results * Radiology results *