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Unit 7 AssignmentSpecialty Systems Application AssessmentsRebecca StiglitzHS420- Advanced Health InformaticsKaplan University, Lewiston Maine Campus
Unit 7 AssignmentAbstractIn this paper you will learn about the different specialty system applications for an entire hospitalsystem. This system includes 1800 bed-hospital and 30 community-based clinics throughout the metroplex. We will be making assessments for the following applications: administrative, clinicaldecision support systems, electronic health record and computer-based health record systems, nursing, ancillary service systems, patient numbering systems. While making the assessments wewill include what each systems functions are and what type of software systems are needed within each application. After learning about the applications we will assess the appropriate clinical, business, and specialty systems applications for the entire hospital system.
Unit 7 AssignmentAdministrative Information SystemsAdministrative Applications is responsible for information technology that supports core hospital and college business functions such as human resources, payroll, parking, accounting, public safety, admissions, financial aid and registration, [Ups14]. Administrative Applications writes and maintains multiple bi-directional system interfaces to and from the Human Resources database, [Ups14]. These interfaces include passing data to and from State Medical Agencies,[Ups14].The major administrative functions include, patient administration, accounting, human resources (hiring, firing, personnel), and financial aspects of the hospital. There are many systems involved in the administrative applications. It is so important when developing appropriate software for this department that we remember to include software for things like accounting, personnel/ time card software, coding software, training software, and supply management software just to name a few. Administrative information systems contain primarily administrative and financial data with the purpose of the general operations of the organization and support management functions. Patient administration systems and financial management systems are the two main systems of the Administrative Information Systems.Patient Administration systems include:Admission, discharge and Transfer registrationSchedulingPatient billing or account receivable Utilization ManagementFinancial Management Systems include:
Unit 7 AssignmentAccounts PayableGeneral LedgerPersonnel and materials managementPayrollStaff SchedulingThe administrative systems include patient administration meaning it involves both in and out-patient care clinical settings. On one side, physicians are asked to record administrative information, such as activity measurement, case-mix of their specialty, billing, for statistical, legal or reimbursement purposes; and on the other side, they need to gather detailed information