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Assessment of Healthcare System ApplicationsAmy FergusonHS 420 Unit 71
Assessment of Healthcare System ApplicationsAdministrative Application AssessmentAdministrative applications have many purposes. Administrative apps are used in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The main purpose of an administrative app is to combine the administrative system with the financial system. The databases are used for data collection for many different areas of medical health. The information collected is mostly collected at the time of registration like name, age, sex, address, insurance information and contact information[book]. When the information is collected there is a patient number assigned which isa special identification number for easier location of the patient’s information. Patient accountingis an administrative app that operates the billing aspect[book].The administrative application can also flow into the electronic health record application which can include the general ledger, accounts payable, material management, human resources and facilities management applications. The financial application also helps to deal with insurance companies, other providers, test results as well as reimbursement for medical claims, health records, prescription information, procedures and information on diagnosis information. In rehabilitation centers and inpatients medical offices there is usually a discharge database to keep records of patients for other medical staff and facilities[book].The database and architectural design would start with the EHR since it’s so easily accessible. Typically applications are created within hospital information systems. This is done todistribute and capture data.Clinical Decision Support SystemsClinical decision support systems (CDSS) is a health information system (HIS) that helps to keep clinicians, patients, staff and others updated with information on specific patients. Clinical decision support promotes patient safety and is used in the inpatient and outpatient
settings. The main purpose of the system is to authorize procedures as well as referrals and to aidin medical coding and documentation. It has specific alerts and reminders for patients and doctors, guidelines on clinical practices, diagnostic support, patient data reports, templates for documentation, order-sets for certain conditions as well as reference information. CDS can help with preventative care and reduce any problems that patients may have along the way. The complete patient records help with diagnosis and look for negative drug interactions. This systemflows to other applications like the EHR and patient numbering system [Details]. The database and architectural design of the CDSS is needed to allow other health systems to share data with each other electronically getting the most complete and accurate information. Clinical decision support can be used on different platforms like computers, handheld devices, EHR networks, and the internet. Before deciding on a system like this you need to decide whether you want to build a system or get a commercial system[Details]. It has to

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