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Nursing Informatics

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Health Information Systems
A composite made of all the information management systems that serve an organization's needs.
Continuity of Care Document
Uses CDA standards to provide a snapshot of a patient's health information, including insurance information, medical diagnoses, and problems, medications, and allergies.
Health Level 7
Provides a common structure for clinical documents.
ARRA
Otherwise known as "Stimulus", was a milestone in the history of HIT.
HITECH Act
As a part of the ARRA, this act outlined four purposes for HIT: define meaningful use, incentives for the adoption of EHRs, provides security of EHR data, promotes IT innovation.
Interoperability
The ability to share data and is a goal of HITECH Act or EHRs.
Workflow Redesign
Should be orchestrated by a multidisciplinary team, which first identifies what an automated system is expected to accomplish.
Systems Life Cycle
The process that begins with the conception of a system until the system is implemented.
ROI
Return on investiment and cost benefit analysis.
RFI
Request to vendors used to determine which vendors should be considered.
RFP
Detailed document sent to vendors to identify how their product will meed the user's needs.
Vaporware
Broken promises of computer system products.
Vanilla product
Standard product sent by vendors.
Bugs
System errors and issues.
Regression testing
Application functionality.
Superusers
Indivdiuals identified to assist the system building and testing.
Go-live
Implementation of a new system.
Rollback
Backing out of the implementation of a program or system.
Pilot conversion
Used to identify issues that may occur when making a transition to a new clinical information system.
Phased conversion
When implementation of a sytem occurs gradually in a controlled environment.
Parallel conversion
Requires the operation and suppoort of the new and old system at the same time.
Big-Bang conversion
The abrupt conversion from one computer system to another.
Business Continuity Plan
Plan for disaster recovery and continuation of IT services after a disaster.
CCHIT
Provides certifications to ensure EHR interoperability.
ADT
Admission, discharge, and transfer systems.
Physician Quality Report Initiative (PQRI)
Voluntary for all fee-for-service providers billing Medicare and evidence-based quality measures
HIT Research and Analysis Reports
Specialize in researching health information technology solutions to assist in making purchasing solutions.
CIS
Integrated and interoperable information systems and technologies that provide information about patient care.
eMAR
Electronic medication record
PPID
Systems that barcode patients for positive identification.
Tracking systems
Systems to track processes such as bed availability and to provide documentation of time lapses used in analysis of data and planning.
Critical Pathways
Structure allowing for documentation of assessment elements, interventions, patient response, and coordination of documentation by all disciplines.
Point-of-Care Systems
Use of lightweight tablet computers with built-in scanning devices for bar-code recognition.
Voice communication systems
Communication systems that facilitate the exchange of information needed by the various health care disciplines.