1. Relevant data presentation capabilities make it easier to find and use information to reach the appropriate diagnosis. An example of use of this type of system are expert systems like IBM’s Watson. For more information see /watson/health/ . 2. Order creation facilitators automate the creation of clinical orders, helping clinicians do them accurately and quickly. 3. Checking and protocol supports ensure that clinicians are following appropriate clinical procedures and care protocols based on the patient’s situation. 4. Alerts and reminder functionality can help clinicians remember all the details of patient care, such as follow-up care, additional tests that may be required, or potential medication interactions. 5. Health IT and EHRs provides more discussion of CDS on pages 504 to 508. Module 2 ... 10 of 16 1/22/2019, 6:58 PM
Using an EHR To have a real understanding of how an EHR system works, it's important to try it for yourself. In this course, we will use a product called One Touch EMR—a free, web-based EHR system. One Touch EMR is especially focused on the needs of small to mid-size ambulatory physician practices; it does not have the full functionality of a HIS. But since all of us are patients at some time we generally understand the activities of an ambulatory practice so Open Touch EMR is a good learning tool. If you have access some other way to another EHR or to a HIS, by all means explore its functionality and please share it with the class. To use One Touch EMR go to . To create your account, click on the "Sign Up For Free" link on the One Touch EMR home screen and fill in the form. If asked for a provider ID, leave that blank. Accept the license agreement and submit your registration. Follow the attached OneTouch EMR EHR Script as if you were a physician and go through the process of using an EHR. The One Touch EMR website can provide you with more information to deepen your understanding and experience. Lecture 4: Federal Government EHR Regulations Federal - Federal Government EHR Regulations To provide incentive to healthcare organizations to adopt EHR systems, the federal government has created two major regulatory programs. The original program is called Meaningful Use (MU) and the second is called Promoting Interoperability (PI) or previously Advancing Care Information (ACI). The goal of both programs is to incent the use of EHRs to help improve healthcare quality and cost including: Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities Engage patients and families in their care Improve care coordination Ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information Improve population and public health Further the goal of information exchange among health professionals (Source: ) The programs focus on healthcare delivery. They do not include goals related to the business of healthcare, even though EHRs are used for that purpose as well.
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