UOPX HCS 483 - Health Care Information Systems Terms

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University of Phoenix MaterialHealth Care Information Systems TermsHealth Care Information Systems TermsHCS/483 Version 21University of Phoenix MaterialHealth Care Information Systems TermsDefine the following terms. Your definitions must be in your own words; do not copy them from the textbook.After you have defined each term in your own words, describe in 40 to 60 words the health care setting in which each term would be applied. Utilize a minimum of two research sources to support your claims—one from the University Library and the other from the textbook. Be sure to cite your sources in the References section consistent with APA guidelines. Term Definition How Used in HealthcareHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act were established in 1996. This law was enacted to protect patients and gives those rights from outside sources i.e. family, friends, and jobs.It is used to in organizations that has anything to do with patient care. This allows only the treating staff i.e. nurse, doctor and others privy to this information. Those who do not have direct care are not allowed access to the patient’smedical information. This protects the patients and medical insurance from fraud and lawsuits.Electronic medical record EMR’S is a computerized medical record. Medical organizations have them and each patient has one. The patient information is then stored and retrieved as needed.All health care organizations have EMR’s. This enables them to provide patient care bylooking the patient’s information up that is on record. This shows the care that has been provided i.e . . . .lab test and results, the name of the doctor ,and what medications and treatments were issued.Electronic health record This feature the (EHR) is usedto provide information about patients and used in a networkThis feature will help to improve patient care. This will also help to reduce health careproblems among the staff. Thiswill allow all those providing care to the patient a general idea of the patient current and past medical history.Personal health record THE (PHR) is what a person maintains for themselves. Thisis normally useful for those who have a significant medicalhistory and for the person moving out of the area to a new location. This person has the right to share the information with whom they soThis is a personal health record kept by an individual and it stays with them i.e. home, computer or wherever they so choose. The purpose is to provide the treating doctorwith the necessary documents.Health Care Information Systems TermsHCS/483 Version 22desire. Computerized provider order entry systemThis system is used instead of the paper system. Most hospitals use this system when ordering supplies, and other medical supplies and then view it online. This also allows the hospital to track andsee the orders being place and by who. A great tracking device. This is how medical staff uses this system to communicate to each other. This eliminates any and all unnecessary errorsthrough handwritten communication and verbal communication. This is also considered a great tool in the event a lawsuit is filed and canbe used as a permanent record. This will protect the patient and the staff. Unique patient identifier This is how medical facilities show proof of positive identification of the patient. This is ID for patients who are being treated in the hospital.All health care organizations have to have a Unique patient identifier in place. In some cases I have seen hospitals have a picture along with the patient’s name. This ensures the right patient is receiving the right care and treatment.Protected health information Is the protection of informationof a person’s health status. Other organizations, and or companies may not have privyto the patient’s information without proper approval. Even for payment purpose and how they are paying is protected.This disclosure is for the protection of the treatment thatwas provided. This informationwith permission is then releaseto insurance companies and the patients if need be. So in essence this is information to the care that one has received.Through the medical provider and its agencies.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The department of health and human services oversees these services. The Federal agencies fund these programs. This is in place to ensure there is accountability in the program.These organizations are in place to ensure that the standard of care is being meant. Especially in long term care and hospitals and personal care homes. This is to make sure that these facilities are following the protocol and are in tune with (HIPPA).Covered entities Is an organization that controlsthe billing aspects and the information systems. So any organization can have this in place i.e. hospitals and clinics or even health care insurance agencies can provide this service. Most doctors will outsource this work to other companies. This will allow the doctor to also transmit their information about their patient to other doctors involved in the patient’s care. This will free up the doctor to handle more of the patient care and not billing and other health insurance information. Health information exchange This can be done on a global or regional level or locally. This allows for hospital, clinics, nursing homes a way In this information (HIE) will show what has been done thus far. What treatment has been rendered? Questions willHealth Care Information Systems TermsHCS/483 Version 23to communicate one with another. This is given through permission of the patient and treating medical staff. In the event the patient is being transferred from one facility to another. They will have patientinformation readily available. be answered how did the patient favor to the care was it good or bad. What medications were given to the patient the dosage amount? It may provide if they patient hasfamily and who in the family is privy to the information. References:Chapter 3 .Health Care Information Regulations, Laws and standards.Wager. , Lee, Frances, Glaser John, Burns, Lawton (2009) John Wiley and Sons Inc.

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