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Health IT JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward an IT Career in Health Information Technology by Scott McEvoy, Patrick Wilson

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Chapter 12

Clinical Applications

  • Maternal and infant care systems
  • Radiology imaging systems
  • Picture archiving and Communications system
  • Encounter forms
  • Prescription labels
  • Patient eligibility
  • Third-party databases for drugs
  • Third-party databases for toxicology
  • Laboratory systems
  • Disease registries
  • Emergency department systems
  • Cardiology systems
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Pharmacy system

Clinical applications are the heart of a physician’s business. The needs for each specialty are unique. Allergists use radiology and spirometers to analyze a patient’s condition, while cardiologists use EKG machines to help diagnose a patient. In the following pages, we will discuss the myriad of systems found in an ambulatory or hospital setting and ...

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