Computerized Management Systems In Healthcare

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Register to read the introduction… A comparison of 2 computerized management systems and each of their benefits offered to patient care and nursing care delivery are also defined below.
How can the use of the computerized management systems increase the quality of patient care, along with the use and integration of handheld devices? Computerized management systems provide many opportunities to increase the quality of patient care; one example is computerized physician order entry (CPOE). CPOE requires the physicians to enter their own orders for a patient in the computerized management system. CPOE is a huge benefit to patient safety and quality of care; this will allow for the elimination of legibility errors and incomplete orders. Another example is integration of programmed reminders and alerts. With a computerized management system, reminders and alerts can be integrated into the system. For example the system will alert a physician to remind him to order a PTT when placing an order for a Heparin drip or a PT/INR when placing an order for Coumadin. Alerts can provide drug-drug and drug-allergy
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This is due to a standard from a regulatory agency called HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act). First and foremost patient confidentiality must be maintained. HIPAA helps to protect an individual’s right to control use and disclosure of his or her protected health information (PHI). PHI includes any information that is; oral, recorded, written on paper or electronic, related to a person’s mental or physical health, services provided along with billing information. With the computerized management system, the Security Rule, established by HIPAA, must be followed. The Security Rule applies to the electronic form of PHI. The Security Rule also has 2 other goals with this electronic PHI in which the computerized management system along with the staff, must manage the integrity and availability of this information. Under the Security Rule, “integrity” is defined as, the electronic PHI is not altered or destroyed in an unauthorized manner and that “availability” means that electronic PHI is accessible and usable on demand by an authorized person only. With the computerized management system this is all possible. The Privacy Rule under HIPAA sets standards for (along with other things) the computerized management system and who may have access to the PHI and the computerized system will keep an electronic log of which user/person accessed the patient’s chart. As …show more content…
Both Cerner and EpicCare promote their product to improving patient care. EpicCare allows for the integration of the ambulatory patient information and the inpatient information to reside in one place, one chart. Meaning EpicCare Ambulatory EMR can be used in both the ambulatory and inpatient setting, allowing for more complete and efficient care. Cerner’s PowerChart product is mainly for the inpatient use. Cerner has another product called PowerChart Office that is used for the more ambulatory setting. Both of Cerner’s products are able to integrate and share information, but must be set up to do so, thus the potential for a break in the healthcare information sharing. EpicCare can actually learn your preferences while you work, it organizes patient

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