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Running head: 1-2 REFLECTION JOURNAL 1 1-2 Reflection Journal Tiffany McLean HIM 500 December 20, 2015 Terry Brandes
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1-2 REFLECTION JOURNAL 2 1-2 Reflection Journal Prior to reading any course material, I had an idea of what the term informatics meant. Information technology/informatics was touched on during my undergraduate program. Prior to enrolling in my undergrad program, informatics and information technology did not play a factor when visiting a physician’s office. I had no idea of who informatics played a major part in the daily operations of all healthcare organization. When hearing the term “informatics”, I automatically define that as information. Informatics is defined as “the discipline concerned with the study of information and manipulation of information via computer-based tools” (HIMSS, 2013). Informatics, in my opinion, is utilized to transport data virtually from one source to another via computer software. Informatics allows healthcare facilities to electronically transfer prescriptions. Informatics has
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Unformatted text preview: also allowed for physician’s to electronically document and store patient records. Previously, medical records were written, tapped, printed, and stored. My assumptions of informatics are informatics is directly connected to information technology as both are used within the same form and are transparent. The term informatics is straightforward. The term provides the assumption that information technology applies. At the end of the module, my assumptions about informatics have not changed as a result of my learning. I have previously studied information technology within the healthcare arena prior to this course so I was familiar with how informatics relates to healthcare as a whole. 1-2 REFLECTION JOURNAL 3 Reference HIMSS (2013). HIMSS Dictionary of Healthcare Information Technology Terms, Acronyms and Organization (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Permissions Editor....
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