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It also seeks to look at the various effective ways which hospitals and related institutions can store such records. It is important that they keep health records using reliable methods so that they ensure reliability of the data and easy retrieval of the same.
Health informatics deals with ways of storing, retrieving and using information related to health and biomedicine. It has tools that are used in achieving storage and use of the data like computers, information systems and medical terms among others. Health informatics is also known as Health information systems. Areas of application include nursing and in public health. There are international standards that have been set regarding health informatics to ensure a standardized way of medical informatics(Joslin & Kahn 2005). The compiling and maintaining of Diabetes records is the responsibility of health care providers or an officer kept in charge of the duty.
Using computers and technology has been the best way to store data of patients in medicine all over the world. Electronic health records is the most reliable and accurate way of storing data because computers are more accurate than humans. Health institutions do not longer store records of patients manually like before the emergence of technology(Whetton, 2005). Manual records like files have higher risks of having errors due to wrong entry of data unlike the electronic method. It is for this reason that using modern technology in medicine is encouraged. The United States department for health is encouraging health institutions to migrate to the use of electronic means to store data. They are doing so by providing incentives for moving to electronic systems.
It is also important that confidentiality of the information given by patients is maintained in health informatics.Such information is considered
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The support of technology partners is extremely important in the effective functioning of electronic health record system. It is vital that technological glitches are avoided because any problems may prove fatal.
HIT ensures that generation, storage, retrieval and exchange of information between providers, quality bodies, government consumers and insurers is safe and efficient. Health Information Technology is quickly becoming the standard for efficient physician/medical practice all over the world.
Fundamentals of database characteristics and structure. Database is a collection of persistent data stored in structured manner that is used by the application systems of some given enterprise (Date, Kannan, & Swamynathan, 2010). Usually a database is shared by a number of users.
An electric health record (EHR) is the traditional paper chat that was commonly used by clinical officers, but now it has been made digital. Just like the paper chat, it contains all the treatment and medical records regarding a particular patient in a specific practice.
Interoperability has enhanced the patient care and efficient research against diabetes and other health related disorders. But, diabetes data sharing and interoperability is associated with some critical issues including privacy and security of data and data management system, interface problems and usage of legacy systems.
Health informatics tools include not only computers but also clinical guidelines, formal medical terminologies, and information and communication systems. Sub domains of (bio) medical or health care informatics include: clinical informatics, nursing informatics, imaging informatics, consumer health informatics, public health informatics, dental informatics, clinical research informatics, bioinformatics, veterinary informatics, and pharmacy informatics.
This means that all patient data should be available to all health care providers at any time, anywhere within or outside of the institution. This also means that the physicians and other health care professionals can share with colleagues outside the institution, for teaching, consultation or links to satellite healthcare facilities.
Moreover, an efficient Patient management system must allocate patients to their respective specialty treatment locations, by keeping the distance and other essential parameters vital to patient, at focus. For this kind of a PMR system, the various industry standards for medical data communication and storage such as HL7, ANSI X12 and ASTM CCR are discussed in this document.
This is seen in the contribution of EHR in achieving National Patient Safety Goals set by The Joint Commission. These goals provide a functional basis upon which patient health welfare is promoted and improved for the better. They address ambulatory