Health information exchange or HIE allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers and patients to access vital medical information. It also allows them to share medical information securely and electronically. HIE improves the speed, quality, safety, and the cost of patient care.For many years patient's files were stored using paper methods, transferring them by mail, fax or transferred it by hand to every appointment. Changing to electronic file improves the completeness of patient's medical records. It makes decision making of healthcare providers avoid readmissions, avoid medication errors, improve diagnosis, and decreases the amount of times test are reordered.
Electronic Health Records and Patient Confidentiality Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical care decisions, by accessing previous care provided to patients including treatment and diagnosis. Quick access to information through EHR enables health care providers to treat patients faster as there is no need for records to be mailed or
Quality Topic The Pay-for-Performance (P4P) Payment Model Quality Topic Description Description: The P4P is a payment model, which offers financial incentives to health care providers for meeting specific performances measures. Medical care providers receive Medicare reimbursements that reflect the provider’s performance on specific metrics, which are based on adherence to expected health care processes, patient satisfaction survey (PSS) scores, or patient quality outcomes (Nix, 2013). Miller, et al. (2017) referred to it as a “modified FFS (fee-for-service)” method. Evidently, this model acts as a payment template for many of Medicare’s programs.
INTRODUCTION An electronic health record (EHR) is a record of a patient 's medical details (including history, physical examination, investigations and treatment) in digital format. Physicians and hospitals are implementing EHRs because they offer several advantages over paper records. They increase access to health care, improve the quality of care and decrease costs. However, ethical issues related to EHRs confront health personnel. When patient 's health data are shared or linked without the patients ' knowledge, autonomy is jeopardized.
The electronic medical record system (EMR) is an electronic record of health information about an individual created, collected, managed, and negotiated by doctors and authorized staff in a healthcare organization. EMM also has the potential to provide physicians, clinical practice, and healthcare organizations. This system facilitates workflow and improves the quality of patient care and patient safety. EMR is a document that contains information on the treatment of digital versions of patients produced and recorded by medical officers who treat and manage patients. It is generally known that the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in the hospitals of the Ministry of Health Malaysia has had a positive impact in the patient care process
Health information exchange model and standards Health information exchange (HIE) is defined as “the electronic movement of health-related information among organizations according to nationally recognized standards” . Occasionally, HIE is also called health information network (HIN). HIE lets doctors, pharmacists, nurses, radiologists, lab technicians and other health care providers and patients to properly access and securely share a patient’s vital medical information electronically. This will lead to an improving in the safety, cost, speed and quality of patient care. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) , was signed
According to Whitehead (2007), a barrier to physician collaboration is the vision of a ‘flattened hierarchy’ where a physician’s traditional power, decision-making responsibility, and status is reduced. Although these traditional beliefs may still be held among not only physicians but also the public, IPE and IPC allow for the potential of “better communication and development of relationships between health care professions that can be valuable even within a hierarchical system” (Whitehead, 2007, p.
The Canadian Nurse Association (CNA) defines IPC as working with other health professionals to come up with ethical situations to provide care for patients. As discussed in A team process to support interprofessional care discusses, IPC is most commonly used in primary care settings such as rehabilitation centers, clinics and hospitals. ICP in the hospital setting, specifically the intensive care unit (ICU) is critical
Therefore, a special process was created to evaluate health and safety risk for any new project or the change in any existing project. This process is called Health Safety Environmental Impact Assessment (HSEIA) is used. The Company’s HSE objectives include assuring health of all stakeholders through proper management of operations and reduce the effect on the environment. Achieving zero Lost Time Incidents (LTIs) through improvement in supervision practices, contractor management, life protection rules, and road saety. Moreover, there is an online HSE event reporting system called HEARTS or HSE Electronic Analysis Reporting and Tracking system.
PI value has been considered a useful tool for accurately monitoring changes in peripheral perfusion in real time caused by certain anesthetics. An increased PI is an early indicator of the pharmacologic effect of the anesthesia, often occurring before the onset of the anesthetic effect providing the physician an early indicator of successful anesthetic administration. In the neonatal acute care setting, a low PI has been shown to be an objective indicator of severe illness. In conjunction with oxygen saturation and pulse rate, a diminished PI becomes an important indicator of a critical state of neonatal health. As such, the PI may be important to consider as a standardized, objective measure in addition to conventional subjective means of assessing the state of the neonate.