Healthcare Information Technologies

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Healthcare Information Technologies by Mind Map: Healthcare Information Technologies

1. Medical Practice Management System

1.1. Helps the providers manage scheduling and billing

1.2. Usually used in small practices to automate administrative tasks

1.3. It also handles insurance claims and generates reports

1.4. Example: eClinicalWorks, Genesis, SimplePractice

2. Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMR/EHR)

2.1. Electronic system that stores medical information instantly via computer or mobile device

2.2. Allows for ease of access to your information by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals

2.3. Includes Electronic Dental Records (EDR)- provides the oral health professional access to information about the patient which includes x-rays, past dental history, and notes.

2.4. Examples: CureMD, Care360, Practice Fusion

3. E-Prescribing Software

3.1. Allows doctors to communicate with a pharmacy directly

3.2. Eliminates the need for handwritten notes

3.3. Examples: DrFirst, AdvancedMD, RXNT

4. Remote Patient Monitoring

4.1. Also known as Telehealth

4.2. Allows patient data to be sent to healthcare professionals

4.3. Usually gets data like blood pressure and glucose levels from patients

4.4. Used to detect medical events that may require intervention

4.5. Decreases the overall cost associated with hospital readmission which leads to a better quality of health care

4.6. Examples: Medtronic, JotForm, Dexcom

5. Master Patient Index (MPI)

5.1. Connects separate patient records across different databases

5.2. Used to reduce duplicate patient records

5.3. Examples: Just Associates, NextGate, Quadramed

6. Patient Portal

6.1. Allows patients to access their personal health data

6.2. Allows patients to access to appointment information, medications and lab results

6.3. Some allow active communication with physicians, prescription refill requests and ability to schedule appointments

6.4. Examples: MedFusion, AdvancedEHR, AthenaOne

7. Urgent Care Applications

7.1. Kepps track of patients that require immediate attention

7.2. Provides quick helpful information about health and allows them to track their medical care status

7.3. Examples: HealthTap, MDLIVE

8. Medical Billing Software

8.1. Makes billing easier by generating bills and and handling the entire workflow

8.2. It also takes care of insurance claims and verification, payment tracking and processing

8.3. Examples: AdvancedEHR, DrChronoEHR, Kareo Billing