Health Care IT This includes x-rays, test results, prescription histories, ultrasounds and MRIs which were formally recorded by hand and often illegible and subject to fading and damage over time (Kumar & Aldrich, 2010). Records are updated real-time for immediate access. This has meant an improved ability to manage more patients more efficiently (Lynn, 2011).
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The days of paper-based records in health care are fading. It is widely believed that the broad adoption of clinical applications such as computerized physician order entry (CPOE) can lead to major health care savings, help eliminate medical errors, and improve healthcare outcomes for patients (Lynn, 2011). Because of such benefits, the Obama administration included automated adoptions in health care as a part of its overall agenda calling for "the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years, all of America's medical records are computerized" (Obama, 2009).
Our organization moved to PharMerica's paperless administration system after a very careful analysis and assessment of the best solution for meeting the needs of the organization's specific clinical and business practices. The new clinical system eliminates the needs for peel-and-stick labels, faxes, handwritten documentation and manual processes. The outcome has been improved workflows and overall patient outcomes. By turning to technology, we have been able to extend health information technology into the realm of patient record keeping and automated healthcare processes (Kumar & Aldrich, 2010). Today, a patient's entire medical history can be converted to digital format and stored securely for use by various entities over time. This has allowed us to eliminate massive paper trails -- condensing relevant information into electronic form. Records are easily retrievable and enable patient's to navigate through the healthcare and pharmaceutical system in a safer and more efficient manner (Lynn, 2011). There is a higher level of standardization, ...
Some of the primary elements of the PharMerica system include computerized orders for prescriptions, computerized orders for tests, reporting of test results, and physician notes. Eliminating manual process in these areas has truly helped improve healthcare delivery; however, there are still areas that require a great deal of monitoring against human and data entry error. Privacy violations have at times resulted from non-designated users gaining access to confidential patient information. Records have at times been assigned to the wrong recipient. Little to no proofreading of entered data has led to misidentification of medication in some cases. Our organization has addressed these issues by requiring extensive training of staff in proper usage of critical technical systems, and by conducting routine needs assessments to identify technical vulnerabilities and address them head-on.
Similar to our COPE enhancements, the organization has also tackled administrative applications such as training…
This includes x-rays, test results, prescription histories, ultrasounds and MRIs which were formally recorded by hand and often illegible and subject to fading and damage over time (Kumar & Aldrich, 2010). Records are updated real-time for immediate access. This has meant an improved ability to manage more patients more efficiently (Lynn, 2011).
Healthcare Information Technology Electronic Medical Record: User friendliness is among the significant factors- probably the most essential factor- hampering extensive usage of Electronic Medical Record EMRs in respiratory therapy within my organization. User friendliness features a powerful, usually direct connection with my organization's efficiency, error level, operator exhaustion and operator satisfaction- are all essential elements for EMR usage. Moreover, within my organization, it's been observed that efficient coaching and execution techniques impact
Health Care Information Technology Changes in health information technology Healthcare and Information Technology Information Technology (IT) can be briefly defined as "the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information." (Word Net, 2011). IT has evolved and still is evolving the way organizations communicate and carry on with their businesses. The office setting in the contemporary society is fully dependent on the
Health IT Information Technology and Cultural Transformation in Healthcare Rapid advances in information technology have continued to drive change in many sectors, including healthcare. Ongoing research suggests that cultural transformation is necessary in order to properly adapt to the capabilities and constraints of the increasing complexity and pervasiveness of information technology in healthcare settings. Better utilizing the information technology available to healthcare organizations and more accurately understanding the social impacts of this
If healthcare information has been disclosed without consent of the patient, it is important to treat this as a breach of confidentiality contract and patient must be informed. Compliance with privacy clauses of AARA is very important because non-compliance can result in serious legal problems for physicians and hospitals. If HIPAA laws are not adhered too, the Act makes provision for legal action where violating party can face serious
healthcare information technology project failures and best practices recovery. It highlights factors that are responsible for such failures including lack of direction, clarity of goals, consistent system and application plans. It also investigates best practices that can mitigate these failures in the health care system. The paper lists the best interventions as; first, management's commitment to the goals and objectives of the projects, second, management's definition of a series
Health Care Administration Health information Technology (HIT) has over the years been one of the most sought after application in the pursuit of a cost effective and streamlined health care provision, this has however been facing a lot of challenges. According to Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, HIT is defined as ““hardware, software, integrated technologies or related licenses, intellectual property, upgrades, or packaged solutions sold as