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Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, 3rd Edition by John P. Glaser, Frances W. Lee, Karen A. Wager

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CHAPTER 5

Clinical Information Systems

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To be able to describe the purpose, adoption, use, key attributes, and functions of some of the major types of clinical information systems used in health care:
    • Electronic health record
    • Computerized provider order entry
    • Medication administration using bar-coding technology (e-mar)
    • Telemedicine and Telehealth
    • Personal health record and patient portals
  • To be able to discuss the major barriers to EHR adoption and the strategies being employed to overcome them.
  • To be able to give examples of how clinical information systems might affect patient care safety, quality, efficiency, and outcomes.

Clinical applications such as pharmacy, radiology, and laboratory information systems have ...

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