Process Improvement with Electronic Health Records

A Stepwise Approach to Workflow and Process Management

Author: Margret Amatayakul

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466567945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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Although physicians and hospitals are receiving incentives to use electronic health records (EHRs), there is little emphasis on workflow and process improvement by providers or vendors. As a result, many healthcare organizations end up with incomplete product specifications and poor adoption rates.Process Improvement with Electronic Health Records:
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Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records

Methods for Data Management and Epidemiological Analysis

Author: Neal D. Goldstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759122

Category: Mathematics

Page: 254

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Electronic health records (EHRs) have become commonplace in the medical profession. Health data are readily captured and permanently stored in a digital fashion, and consequently, are increasingly being utilized in health research. The quality of this research depends upon the investigator’s ability to obtain the correct data to answer the correct question. It is easy to churn out poor quality research from the EHR; it is much harder to produce meaningful results that influence the population’s health. Improving Population Health Using Electronic Health Records takes the reader through the process of conducting meaningful research from data in the EHR. It de-mystifies the entire research process, from how to ask the right kind of research questions, to obtaining data with particular emphasis on data management and manipulation, to performing a valid statistical analyses, and interpreting and presenting the results in a clear, concise fashion that has the potential to improve population health. This book can be used as a hands-on how-to guide of performing research from EHR data in either a piece-meal fashion, selecting only the topics of greatest interest, or a complete guide to the entire research process. Readers will benefit from the intuitive presentation of complex methods with a multitude of examples. It is invaluable reading for researchers and clinicians who are not otherwise familiar with the complexities of working with large data sets.
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Electronic Health Records

A Guide for Clinicians and Administrators

Author: Jerome H. Carter

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 9781930513976

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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This newly updated title provides physicians and administrators with a solid understanding of what electronic health records are and do. Electronic Health Records answers the many questions that arise when evaluating, purchasing, and using an EHR system. Also included is the latest information on resources, Web sites, services, and vendors.
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The Lean Electronic Health Record

A Journey toward Optimized Care

Author: Ronald G. Bercaw,Kurt A. Knoth,Susan T. Snedaker, MBA, CISM, CPHIMS, C

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351850954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a reflection of the way your organization conducts business. If you’re looking to make lasting improvements in the delivery of care, you must start with looking at the system from your patient’s perspective to understand what is of value and what is simply waste. When you begin seeing in this way, you’ll begin building in this way. When you begin building in this way, you’ll begin driving improvements in your care delivery. Only then will your EHR be able to support lasting improvements, driving better patient care and outcomes at lower costs. Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to improve on all fronts. This can be achieved, but only by changing the very way we look at care. No longer can we look at care just from the organization or provider’s perspective; we must start with the end in mind – the patient. Compelling case studies, discussed throughout this book, demonstrate that modifying processes and workflows using Lean methodologies lead to substantial improvements. These changes must be undertaken in a clear, consistent, and methodical manner. When implementing an EHR based on existing workflows and sometimes antiquated processes, organizations struggle to sustain improvements. Many organizations have deployed an EHR and now face optimization challenges, including the decision to move to a new EHR vendor. The financial implications of upgrading, optimizing or replacing an EHR system are significant and laden with risk. Choose the wrong vendor, the wrong system, or the wrong approach and you may struggle under the weight of that decision for decades. Organizations that successfully leverage the convergence of needs – patients demanding better care, providers needing more efficient workflows and organizations desiring better financials – will survive and thrive. This book ties together current healthcare challenges with proven Lean methodologies to provide a clear, concise roadmap to help organizations drive real improvements in the selection, implementation, and on-going management of their EHR systems. Improving patient care, improving the provider experience and reducing organizational costs are the next frontier in the use of EHRs and this book provides a roadmap to that desired future state.
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Electronic Medical Records

A Guide for Clinicians and Administrators

Author: Jerome H. Carter,American College of Physicians--American Society of Internal Medicine

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 9781930513013

Category: Medical

Page: 444

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Clinical Infomation Systems are increasingly important in Medical Practice. This work is a two-part book detailing the importance, selection and implementation of information systems in the health care setting. Volume One discusses the technical, organizational, clinical and administrative issues pertaining to EMR implementation. Highlighted topics include: infrastructure of the electronic patient records for administrators and clinicians, understanding processes and outcomes, and preparing for an EMR. The second workbook is filled with sample charts and questions, guiding the reader through the actual EMR implementation process.
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Investing in E-Health: People, Knowledge and Technology for a Healthy Future

Selected Papers from the 22nd Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2014)

Author: H. Grain,F. Martin-Sanchez,L.K. Schaper

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614994277

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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As healthcare organisations and governments look to information technology to capitalise and enhance healthcare, the need for effective investment to update existing technology and provide cost-effective infrastructure for the future becomes clear. The issues of defining success and understanding opportunities are crucial to planning optimum investment and the best use of scarce resources. This book presents papers from the Australian Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2014), held in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2014. With the theme of investing in e-health: people, knowledge and technology for a healthy future, the papers delivered at the conference and included here address the issues of building a future-focused, scalable and adaptable infrastructure and of training the healthcare workforce necessary to support it. Subjects covered include: user participation in ICT development for older adults; interactive patient websites; application areas of multi-user virtual environments in the healthcare context; as well as governance, training and assessing the quality of data in public health information systems. The book will be of interest to all those policy makers and practitioners involved in the planning and implementation of information technology projects as part of the healthcare system.
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Electronic Health Records: Program Office Improvements Needed to Strengthen Management of VA and DoD Efforts to Achieve Full Interoperability

Congressional Testimony

Author: Valerie C. Melvin

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437919111

Category:

Page: 17

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For over a decade, the VA and the DoD have been working on initiatives to share electronic health information. To expedite their efforts, Congress mandated in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 that VA and DoD establish a joint interagency program office to act as a single point of accountability in the development of electronic health records systems or capabilities that allow for full interoperability (generally, the ability of systems to exchange data) by Sept. 30, 2009. This statement summarizes findings from an upcoming report, focusing on progress in setting up the interagency program office and the depts.¿ actions to achieve fully interoperable capabilities by Sept. 30, 2009.
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Developing a Data Warehouse for the Healthcare Enterprise: Lessons from the Trenches

Author: Bryan Bergeron

Publisher: HIMSS

ISBN: 1938904338

Category: Medical care

Page: 176

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This edition is a straightforward view of a clinical data warehouse development project, from Inception through Implementation and follow-up. Through first-hand experiences from Individuals charged with the Implementation, this book offers guidance and multiple perspectives on the data warehouse development process--from the Initial vision to system-wide release. The book provides valuable lessons learned during a data warehouse Implementation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a large, modern, tertiary-care hospital with an IT environment that parallels a typical U.S. hospital.
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Medical Informatics 20/20: Quality and Electronic Health Records Through Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation

Author: Douglas Goldstein,Peter J Groen,Suniti Ponkshe,Marc Wine

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763765031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

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Despite pressure from the private sector to market their own custom solutions, the healthcare industry is coming around to the idea of applying the strategies of collaboration, open solutions, and innovation to meet the ever-changing demands for healthcare information to support quality and safety. This book provides a roadmap for improving quality of care using Electronic Health Records (EHR) and interoperable, consumer-centric health information solutions. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
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