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and smaller-scale, stand-alone systems for department applications had been introduced. This put information in the hands of the users but led to the development of many separate systems throughout the organization that could not talk to each other. In the 1990s, inte- grated healthcare information systems that supported clinical, administrative, and decision support functions evolved. These systems use advanced network technologies such as the Internet to ensure seamless operations across the healthcare enterprise. Summary EBSCOhost - printed on 2/17/2020 8:50 PM via PURDUE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL. All use subject to
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942 Chapter 15 Healthcare information system (IS) applications can be categorized as clinical, admin- istrative, and management support. To be used to their full potential, these systems should be integrated into an enterprise-wide IS that supports the organization’s mission. Healthcare organizations today recognize that information is an essential resource that must be managed just as other valuable resources are. This recognition has led to new organizational structures that support information resource management. Some of the key positions in these new structures include the chief information officer (CIO), the IS steering committee, the chief security officer (CSO), and the chief privacy officer (CPO). In many organizations, the health information management and IS departments report directly to the CIO. Other information technologies also can support managerial and clinical decision making. Decision making, however, is not limited to managers and clinicians. Increas- ingly, patients are becoming more involved in making decisions about their own health- care. Many technologies can help patients access healthcare information and increase timely and efficient communication with healthcare providers. The growth of decision support systems and consumer health informatics has opened up a number of career opportunities for health information management professionals. Moreover, these opportunities are likely to expand as technology evolves to make infor- mation available to healthcare decision makers in new and more effective ways. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2009. Implementation of health information technol- ogy in long-term care settings: Findings from the AHRQ health IT portfolio. portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_907434_0_0_18/08-0087-EF.pdf Amatayakul, M.K. 2009. Electronic Health Records: A Practical Guide for Professionals and Organizations . Chicago: AHIMA. American Health Information Management Association. 2001. Sample chief privacy officer job description. American Health Information Management Association. 2007. Beyond the buzz: data quality dissected. AHIMA Advantage 11:3. American Health Information Management Association. 2008a. Enterprise content and record management for healthcare. Journal of AHIMA 79(10):91–98. American Health Information Management Association. 2008b. HIM and health IT: Discovering common ground in an electronic healthcare environment. Appendix A roles and job elements that support EHR management.
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