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Task 1 1 Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology (GR, C791, GMP2-1116) Task 1 Western Governors University May 20 th , 2019
TASK 1 2 Abstract Health Information Systems are also known as HIS have become a mainstream of health care organization and recording. As part of the 2009 HITECH Act [ CITATION Men11 \l 1033 ] using a HIS in healthcare documentation was signed into law as part of a stimulus act, requiring providers of government-funded healthcare to become compliant in the use of an EHR (Electronic Health Recording). Also, the EHR must meet specific requirements to receive funding. When a health institution such as a hospital needs to decide between which EHR to implement, they need to consider the impact on those that will use and be affected by the use of the system. They also need to consider the financial impact on their budget. Also, in a world where hospitals EHR have been taken hostage for ransom[ CITATION The16 \l 1033 ] security and privacy for patient records is essential to deciding which system to use
TASK 1 3 Advantages and Disadvantages of HIS 1. EHR’s have several advantages and disadvantages, and depending on the EHR, the corporation chooses to use can depend on the strengths and weakness. While there are several common EHR systems, this paper will focus on the Cerner EHR. Cerner EHR is a powerhouse in the industry and works with some of the largest hospital systems in the nation. [ CITATION EHR19 \l 1033 ] Cerner has advantages and disadvantages in areas such as usability, interoperability, scalability, compatibility. Usability is one of the most important areas of an EHR; if it is changing to use for the staff, it will impact patient care and safety which could cost more money in training and potential malpractice claims. Usability, as defined by HiMSS a leading educator in information technology in health care as "Usability, is the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which specific users can achieve a specific set of tasks in a particular environment. In essence, a system with good usability is easy to use and effective. It is intuitive, forgiving of mistakes and allows one to perform necessary tasks quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum of mental effort."[ CITATION HiM15 \l 1033 ] An advantage that Cerner has is set up the flow with the care of the patient, such as systematic health assessment. It allows the nurse to document in the flow of a standard assessment. The nurse documents by checking or unchecking the box that pertains to the patient assessment, then flow to the next area. The disadvantage is that it often requires a lot of clicking[ CITATION Men11 \l 1033 ] and if the user is inexperienced, it can be time-consuming to complete the documentation. When this happens, it nurses attention can be drawn away from
TASK 1 4 patient care and entirely focused on the computer, leaving the patient to feel ignored and frustrated with the nurse-patient interaction.

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