Category Archives: Healthcare

Information on Healthcare and Healthcare information technology.

Selection and Acquisition (Electronic Health Records)

According to HIMSS (2010), “The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting.”  The record is kept in a digital format that can be shared across … Continue reading

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Health Information Technology Evolution: Telemedicine

Health Information Technology (HIT) is a growing and changing field in today’s hi-tech world.  Numerous advances in technology have led to improved systems and devices for patient care.  Telemedicine allows for medical information to be transmitted from one location to … Continue reading

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Health Care Terms

HIPAA HIPAA is the legislation that protects a patient’s privacy and safety by providing provisions to prevent patient’s health information from being disclosed without authorization (Wagner, Lee, & Glaser, 2009). HIPAA affects whom a health care provider can speak to regarding … Continue reading

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