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RUNNING HEAD: MILESTONE 1: PREPARATION FOR CONSULT Milestone one: Preparation for Consult David Avetyan Southern New Hampshire University
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RUNNING HEAD: MILESTONE 1: PREPARATION FOR CONSULT Featherfall health center is having problems with the use of healthcare information technology. Featherfall has recently violated several government regulations regarding the current state of its technology and how it is being used. The technology system is vastly out of date, and staff is not always using the technology that is in place or they are using the technology inappropriately. The United States has a long history of health information management (HIM). The health information industry has been around since 1920’s, when the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) wanted to improve the standards of records being created in clinical settings. Medical professionals realized that documenting patient care benefited both providers and patients. Patient records established the details, complications and outcomes of patient care (Brooks, 2015). The development of computers encouraged American universities to explore the union of computers and medical records. Patient information would be generated and electronically recorded at a specific facility and it was accessible only at that healthcare location. In early 80’s patients were able to benefit from a more efficient electronic check-in process. One of the biggest successes has been the introduction of master patient index (MPI). MPI is a
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  • Fall '16
  • electronic medical record, Health care provider, Electronic health record

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