This section introduces you to the
health information systems in general and Electronic Health Records in
- Describe the electronic health records industry
Alliance for Health Reform.
toolkit for health information technology
American Hospital Association.
Hospital Use of Information Technology, February 2007.
See slides for this lecture
The lecture on introduction
to electronic health records is presented in two parts:
Part one of the lecture on introduction to
technology (definition of terms)
Part two of the lecture focuses on adoption of electronic health
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Advanced learners like you, often need different ways of understanding a
topic. Reading is just one way of understanding. Another way is through writing
about what you have read. The enclosed
assessment is designed to get
you to think more about the concepts taught in this session.
What percent of hospitals
have an Electronic Health Record (fully or partially functional)?
What percent of physicians
enter their orders into a computer, i.e. have access to Computerized
Physician Order Entry (CPOE)?
What legislative efforts
related to EHR were afoot in Congress in 2007?
What are the five types of
personal health records?
List various methods of
controlling security of health data based on frequency of their use?
Please send an email to
with your responses to the above questions.
Make sure that the email subject line includes the course number, topic name and
your name, otherwise it will not get to the right place. If you wish to
receive a receipt that the instructor has received your email, you may request
the receipt from your email program. Please respond to all of the
questions within the same email. Do not attach any files. Keep a copy of all your emails to the
instructor till the end of the semester.
Select your personal project
that you would plan and execute. Discuss when planning will end
(at least 2-3 weeks from now so that you can learn how to plan for a
project) and execution of plans will start. Indicate how you would
have time to carryout with the plans
Select your improvement or
EHR project that you will plan in this course. List who are the
stakeholders who should be involved in the project.
Select the title of the tutorial
paper you are planning to work on. Use PubMed and Google scholar
to conduct an initial search of related literature.
Report what are three seminal articles or books you have found
and how you plan to get the full text of these articles or books so that
you can proceed.
Download the Project
Management software and be ready for upcoming assignments. MAC
users may need to use a software other than Microsoft Project. Any
project management software will do. Run the
software and capture an image from the first page of the software.
To take an image of the software that is open in your screen, you need
to simultaneously press Control and Print Screen. In some
machines, the same may be accomplished by pressing shift and print
screen. Instructions for Mac users is on the web. Once the image is copied, you can paste it into a Word
Please send one email containing the
answer to all questions to
your instructor. Copy and
paste each question into the document. Insert the images requested at
appropriate intervals within the document. Once done with the
preparation of your response document, paste the entire document within your
email. Do not attach any files. Make sure that the email subject
line includes the course number, topic name and your name, otherwise it may not
get to the right place.
Medical Records Institute's Seventh Annual Survey of Electronic Health
Record Trends and Usage for 2005.
CMS report on
medical device industry
CMS strategic IT plans
Parody on project management training
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