Healthcare Information Technology

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Healthcare Information Technology by Mind Map: Healthcare Information Technology

1. Mobile Health Apps

1.1. Allows patients access to doctors for minor health issues instead of making appointments and possibly acquiring more illnesses due to being in a doctors office.

1.2. provides patients with medication information and other preventive healthcare information.

1.3. Increases medication adherence and drives positive behaviors

2. Electronic Perscribing

2.1. Technology framework allows physicians and other medical professionals to write and send prescriptions to a participating pharmacy electronically instead of using handwritten or faxed noted,

2.2. Less paper prescription pads being used/stolen

2.3. Less called in prescriptions being lost or not understood via voicemails at pharmacies.

3. Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR, EHR, PHR)

3.1. Documents patients medical history, tracks data over time,identifies patients for visits and screenings, monitors patients against health related parameters, improvement of overall care.

3.2. Real-time, patient centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users.

3.3. Contain a patients medical history,diagnoses, allergies, previous surgeries and current treatment plans,

3.4. Gives providers access to evidence based tools that providers can use to make decisions about a patients care.

4. Patient Portal

4.1. Online access for medical records for all patients;

4.2. Allows for patients to be actively involved in their own care and gives them access to current treatments and medications.

5. Computerized Disease Registries

5.1. Tool used to track the clinical care and outcomes of a defined patient population.

5.2. Used to support care management for groups of patients with one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes asthma or coronary artery disease.

6. Patient Billing

6.1. Automates processing and sending payments with more efficiency.

6.2. Allows patients to access and pay their bills from home without having to drive to offices/hospitals.

6.3. Easier coding and assembling medical claims

7. Practice Managment

7.1. automates actives such as patient care, scheduling, billing and claims processing.