hca417Week 5 DQ1
hca417Week 5 DQ1
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Date Created: 11/06/15
Week 5 DQl Utilizing the Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes How an Electronic Health Record will assist with preventative screenings immunization tracking patient history trending and interactive alerts Provide two specific examples either from your text or personal experience where these were captured and assisted with patient health outcomes Disease prevention through periodic screening and early detection also can save lives Preventive guidelines also known as health maintenance guidelines can be generated by an EHR system Tailored by the computer these guidelines recommend tests and preventative measures based on the patient s age and sex but then dynamically modify the recommendations based on past history and problems unique to the individual Using this information the clinician can order tests discuss important healthcare options and recommend lifestyle changes to the patient at the point of care Gartee 2011 Using data in the EHR the computer is able to find the appropriate guideline based on the patient s age and sex add to it based on the patient s problem list and history findings and then reduce the intervals based on abnormal values of previous test results The system then generates a guideline unique to the patient and delivers it to the clinician s computer screen Using this information the clinician can order tests discuss important health care options and recommend lifestyle changes to the patient at the point of care Gartee 2011 Using a sophisticated set of rules the EHR software compares the list of tests recommended for patients of a certain age and sex to previous test results stored in the EHR It also calculates the time since the test was last performed and compares that to the recommended interval for repeat testing A guideline unique to the patient is generated and displayed on the clinician s computer Using this information the clinician can order tests discuss important healthcare options and recommend lifestyle changes to the patient at the point of care It would be difficult to create standardized rules for the preventive care system if the tests were not coded using a standardized coding system Preventive care screening guidelines are not limited to lab tests other examples include mammograms hearing and Vision screening and certain elements of the physical examination Gartee 2011 The other important component of preventive care is immunizations Immunization slows down or stops disease outbreaks Vaccines prevent disease in the people who receive them and protect those who come into contact with unvaccinated individuals Decision support refers to the ability of EHR systems to store or quickly locate materials relevant to the findings of the current case These might include defined protocols results of case studies or standard care guidelines prepared by specialists medical societies or government organizations Gartee 2011 Reference Gartee R 2011 Electronic Health Records 2nd ed Upper Saddle River NJ Pearson Prentice Hall
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