The way health information management and electronic health records are described in textbooks does not exactly play out in real world scenarios
By Nathan Gibbon community.advanceweb.com(Source) I attended an excellent Health Information Management program at the University of Pittsburgh. I was taught well, and I enjoyed my time there. In my classes we learned about the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR), and how they have and will revolutionize the healthcare industry. I learned how the electronic systems will provide ongoing documentation of patient information that doctors will be able to access from all [...]
While unemployment continues to saturate the nation’s working classes, there has been one field within healthcare where the demand has been higher than the supply: health information technology. According to a survey by IT management firm Computer Economics, 61 percent of healthcare organizations are increasing IT staff this year, the highest rate of any sector among the organizations surveyed. Additionally, healthcare providers have grown their IT operational budgets by 3.1 percent since last year, according [...]
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc., a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity, is partnering with Dell to cloud-based solutions to a wide range of healthcare providers and medical practices, community hospitals and physicians. Dell will market, sell and support a range of NextGen solutions via its’ electronic health records (EHR) SaaS portal. Dell already provides EHR applications to more than 35,000 physicians, according to Jamie Coffin, vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare [...]
The National Health Care System of the United Kingdom is one of the world’s largest health care provider systems. It is based on the premise that every citizen of the U.K. has a right to have excellent health care. Thus, the health information system in this country is designed to inform each individual about the privileges concerning medical care and the way in which the hospital system is structured. It also provides nursing information for [...]
Many healthcare institutions still use paper-based system of keeping the medical records like patient information, medical history etc. Lack of awareness on the advantages of HIT (Healthcare Information Technology) among many healthcare institutions is the key reason for not using computer based systems. The problem with such an old paper-based system is that it requires significant amount of storage space and it becomes difficult and time consuming to collate information quickly. Right information at the [...]
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