Thursday, January 26, 2012

Electronic Medical Records Systems Streamline for Healthcare Processes

In healthcare industry, new technological advancements are taking place day by day. But, the process of storing data by pen and paper is still being used today. This approach is very true for all sorts of industries, but more so as far as the medical industry is concerned. It is very important for healthcare IT Company to implement technological advancements in their process to survive. In order to support this statement, among all the recent advancements, many medical industries are opting to have Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems in their hospitals, offices and clinics etc.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software will support your business needs in a number of incredible ways, even with greater patient record privacy. Just by setting some the specific permissions on documents, you are authorized to give access to those users who require viewing that document. Instead of this feature, it allows user to keep track who viewed the document recently or on which date document was modified.

Let's have a look on the some of the below listed benefits of implementing Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Role of Nurse Informatics in Healthcare

Nurses and computers of olden days never really had much in common. The nurse tended to her patients, and the computer techs administered their computers. Today, nurse informatics have the skills and abilities in both those worlds. As computers and networks are crucial to the very existence of most businesses today, healthcare is-by far---no exception.

Talk about Versatility!

Virtually everything nurses do in diagnosing, treating and caring for patients involves the use of a computer. Computers, along with back-end servers and databases, hold millions of vital patient records and hospital operational programs. All of this information has to be secure, confidential and readily accessible to key healthcare personnel, especially the nurse.

As a nurse informatics, you will have advanced knowledge of in the area of healthcare information systems and how they directly relate to daily operations such as scheduling, research and billing. You will also, typically, be well-trained in such industry standards as DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) and HL7 (Health Level Seven). E-Health, or Electronic Health, is the generally the umbrella term that encompasses all aspects of technology in the workplace that nurse informatics are very familiar with. In addition, being trained-on, maintaining and using hand-held communication devices (e.g. PDA's). This area of the job is referred to as mHealth (mobile health) and refers to all mobile devices that facilitate communication between healthcare providers.

Besides all of the technical aspects you will learn about (including the above), your career as a nurse informatics will entail learning about and applying the broad set of standards there are for electronic health records (EHR), HIPPAA (government-sanctioned confidentially standards) and various standards set forth by the CCHIT, or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.

Holy Acronyms!