IT in Health Care - Coggle Diagram
IT in Health Care
"Study of the structure, behavior, interactions of natural and engineered computational systems"
Not the same as IT
"interdisciplinary, scientific field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health"
Uses theories and application of storage, retrieval, and use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge
"How data is acquired, structured, stored, processed retrieved, analyzed, presented, and communicated...transforms data into useable actionable information"
Information technician: Storing data, organizing patient records, updating databases and insurance records
Medical coder: works with insurance claims to make sure information is being processed correctly and the information itself is correct.
Systems analysist: works with organizations computer systems, actively looking for improvements
Virtual visits help patients meet with providers, easier access
Work with PHR to document symptoms
Electronic Health Records
Tracks health information
Allergies and Medications
Managed by providers
Benefits to providers
Improved quality of care
Easier to read documents and notes because it is all electronic.
Works in conjunction with other EHRs
Patient portals allow patients to have access to their information, less lack of communication
Not as many forms that need to be repeatedly filled out
E-prescriptions; directly goes to pharmacy of choice, easier communication between parties
Personal Health Records
You control what goes in
"Outside the office" tracking
Apple watch, fit bit, any other exercise tracker are examples of collecting personal health information, makes documenting and reporting to doctors easier