Healthcare Information Technologies

Healthcare Information Technology

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Healthcare Information Technologies by Mind Map: Healthcare Information Technologies

1. Disease Registries

1.1. Data collected from patients with certain diseases, such as cancer, is reported to the appropriate registry electronically

1.2. Disease registry data is used in epidemiology to calculate incidence and prevalence of disease, along with many other purposes that benefit the overall knowledge about disease

2. Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

2.1. Patient information and medical histroy is collected and stored electronically, rather than through a paper record

2.2. Providers within the same facility can access the electronic records to view medical history, medications, diagnosis, progress notes, etc.

2.3. Authorized users can also remotely access EHR/EMR software

2.4. EHR is updated in real-time

3. Billing and Coding

3.1. ICD-10: Alphabetical and numerical coding allows for services to be categorized and submitted for payment

3.2. Computer assisted coding technology assists the coder by scanning the report for terminology and selecting the likeliest code

4. Electronic Patient Access

4.1. Online patient portals and personal health records allow patients to access their own medical records, results, and manage their appointments from home or on-the-go

4.2. Self-service kiosks allow patients to register, check-in, and manage their information without having to see a receptionist

5. Medical Devices

5.1. Data from medical imaging is able to be uploaded into the EHR and advanced use of algorithms allow radiologists to more quickly collect and report accurate data

5.2. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is wearable and portable medial devices that are worn by patients to collect vital sign data and send alerts when the transmitted data is outside of normal limits

6. Communications

6.1. Patients with transportation barriers or limits can receive video consultations to receive care and have an EHR

6.2. Secure messaging allows provider to provider communication, as well as provider to patient

7. E-Prescribing

7.1. Electronic prescriptions allow physicians to transmit medication information and approval directly to the pharmacy of the patient's choice without a paper prescription

8. Scheduling

8.1. Scheduling of patient appointments through an electronic portal that automatically sends email or text message reminders

8.2. Patients are able to check-in to walk-in clinics online and be alerted when a physician is available to see them, rather than having to wait at the clinic

8.3. Reduced wait-time and fewer missed appointments

9. Mobile Health Applications

9.1. Patients are educated about medications, nutrition, exercise, conditions, and many other whole health topics

9.2. Vital signs can be monitored from personal devices, such as cell phones and smart watches