information management HIM professionals work to improve solutions to protect

Information management him professionals work to

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information management (HIM) professionals work to improve solutions to protect EHRs and are responsible for creating and maintaining standards for protection. This process helps aid providers and staff in handling and protecting patient privacy and security. Efficiency and Productivity Implementing a health information system into a healthcare organization can improve efficiency and productivity of the facility. Standardizing documentation in electronic charting increases provider and staff efficiency by decrease the amount of time it takes to search out relevant information for patient care, and increase the compliance on how the information gathered and is placed in the chart. Ensures that all providers are using the same technique to input data so that other services can review patient information. Having standardized documentation ensure providers are charting correctly patient information, reducing possibilities for human error. This process streamlines how the billing department codes claim correctly in compliance with Medicare and other insurance rules and regulations. Health information systems can reduce waste in time and supplies within an organization. With EHR’s providers and services can communicate and be alerted to patient needs through the system. Data can be reviewed and visualized without having to print records. This process improves patient privacy by ensuring all patient data is in a securely encrypted program no in a paper charts laying on a desk. HIS can
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10 ADVANCED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT standardize provider order entry templates; this ability allows the provider to click on boxes opening up additional boxes that go with the patient diagnosis. This ensures that the doctor does not forget to order labs or other procedures needed for the patient. The clerk and nurse are then alerted to the doctor’s recommendation through the computer one provider releases orders. This whole process allowed the staff, provider, and patient all to communicate without having to be in the same room. This system design reduces the number of supplies consumed "printing orders," reduces staff time charting, searching for patient orders, and follow up time. Effectively improving the process of clinical flow and increase the productivity of how the clinic processes patients. Improvement of clinical flow allows the clinic and provider to provide healthcare to more patients. Implementing a health information system into an organization can improve the facilities patient flow, ensuring more patients are being seen and treated, reduce staffing needs for handling patient information and charting, decrease the need for office supplies, and increase the facilities overall budget.(AHRQ,2018) Essential Stakeholders Implementing a health information system into an organization can affect many stakeholders. It is necessary to form an interdisciplinary team, of key stakeholders, to work on the process of integrating a system into the organization. Those key stakeholders would be the vendor of the HIS. This individual would be a representative of the company that is fluent in the
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  • Spring '16
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