Understanding electronic health records worksheet and technology used
Understanding Electronic Health Records:
- Electronic health record (EHR): a digital version of a patient’s medical history, including information such as demographics, medical history, medications, allergies, and lab results.
- Clinical summary: a brief overview of a patient’s medical information that can be shared with other healthcare providers.
- Charge capture: the process of recording the services provided to a patient to ensure accurate billing to insurance companies.
- Automated data analytics: the use of software to analyze large amounts of healthcare data to identify patterns and trends.
- Customer relationship management software: software used to manage interactions with patients, including appointment scheduling, communication, and education.
- Adler-Milstein, J., & Jha, A. K. (2015). HITECH act drove large gains in hospital electronic health record adoption. Health Affairs, 34(12), 2121-2127.
- Ammenwerth, E., & de Keizer, N. (2020). Electronic health records in Europe: from fragmentation to integration. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20(1), 1-10.
- Wang, C. J., Huang, Y. T., & Huang, H. L. (2019). Electronic health record big data analytics: challenges and opportunities. Journal of Medical Systems, 43(7), 1-11.
Technology Used to Improve Patient Experience:
- Telemedicine: the use of telecommunications technology to provide medical care remotely.
- Patient portals: secure online platforms that allow patients to access their medical information and communicate with healthcare providers.
- Electronic health records: digital versions of a patient’s medical history that can improve communication between healthcare providers and streamline care.
- Wearable devices: technology worn on the body that can track health data and provide alerts or feedback.
- Remote monitoring systems: devices and software used to monitor patients’ health remotely, such as for chronic conditions or after surgery.
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- Rimmer, J. F., Christopher, B., & Young, M. J. (2017). Electronic health records: the way forward for diabetes care delivery. Current Diabetes Reviews, 13(4), 366-371.