Flashcards in Technology and Informatics Deck (13)
The knowledge and use of tools, machines, materials, and processes to help solve human problems
Define Health Information Technology
The comprehensive management of health information and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government, and quality entities and insurers
The science that encompasses information science and computer science to study the process, management, and retrieval of information
Define health informatics
A discipline in which health data is stored, analyzed and disseminated through the application of information and communication technology
Electronic Health Records
An individuals official, digital health record and is shared among multiple facilities and agencies
Can EHR health records be shared?
Electronic Medical Record
An individual's health record within a health care provider's facility and decision support tools to guide practice and decision making
Can the EMR of a patient be shared?
It cannot be shared with anyone who is not involved in patient care without permission of the patient
Health Information Exchanges
Support sharing of health data across health care institutes and data warehouse
What kind of things do home health nurses have in order to do electronic documentation but not share confidential informatoin?
They have passwords for their devices so that they do not share information with others
What area does TeleHealth work the best in?
A rural community
What type of language needs to be used in Informatics and Technology?
A universal language