||This course focuses on electronic health records and other computer systems used in health care. The course also covers software applications, system selection and implementation, data quality, storage and retrieval, security and privacy, and how these systems and issues affect and are affected by the health information management profession. An electronic health record system is used in this course.
- Understand the transition of records from paper-based to electronic.
- Discuss forces driving electronic health record (EHR) adoption.
- Discuss importance of EHR data quality.
- Define EHR terms.
- Identify the standards for electronic data and electronic data exchange.
- Discuss the purpose and function of EHRs for administrative support.
- Describe the elements of a data security program.
- Collect and maintain health data.
- Explain the difference between data elements, data sets, databases and indices.
- Explain the difference between data warehouse and data repository.
- Explain data mapping.
- Describe the use of document imaging in the transition to EHRs.
- Explain policies and procedures of networks, including Intranet and Internet, to facilitate clinical and administrative applications.
- Explain the process used in the selection and implementation of health information management systems.
- Explain current trends and future challenges in health information exchange.
- Explain vendor contract management.
- Apply retention and destruction policies for electronic health information.
- Apply system security policies according to departmental and organizational data and information standards.
- Examine natural language processing, document imaging and EHR certification.
- Explain the importance of EHR system testing and integration tools.
- Apply knowledge of database architecture and design.
- Understand the use of data interchange standards.
- Report staffing levels and productivity standards for health information functions.
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