• Winter 2019 Introduction

    The Winter 2019 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features a review of the expanding for of clinical documentation, a study of EHR documentation times, and a literature review of quality of life surveys to determine the correct approach to trauma-affected communities.  

Winter 2019 Issue

  • Development of a Catheterization and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Registry with a Data Management Approach: A Systematic Review

    Coronary catheterization is the gold standard for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. The development of a catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention (CathPCI) registry considering key steps of data management has a pivotal role in coronary catheterization because it could help improve CathPCI approaches, develop equipment and devices, and minimize complications of the CathPCI procedure. Data management comprises data gathering, data processing, and information distribution.  

  • A Comprehensive Review of Quality of Life Surveys for Trauma-Affected Communities

    Research shows that exposure to community and domestic violence leads to psychological trauma from childhood through adulthood, which can lead to poor health and early death. A team of health information management (HIM) professionals reviewed existing surveys to determine their suitability for assessing the quality of life (QoL) of people in trauma-affected communities (TACs). Keywords were used to search for papers describing validated QoL surveys. The obtained papers were screened, reviewed, and summarized to determine if they include the aspects needed for assessing QoL in TACs.  

  • Data Quality Assessment in Emergency Medical Services: What Are the Stakeholders’ Perspectives?

    Emergency care is usually conducted within limited time and with limited resources. During emergency care processes, data quality issues should be taken into account. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of emergency care data from the perspectives of different data stakeholders. This survey study was conducted in 2017. In this research, the viewpoints of three groups of data stakeholders, including data producers, data collectors, and data consumers, were collected regarding data quality in emergency care services. Data were collected by using a standard information quality assessment questionnaire.  

  • Electronic Health Record Documentation Times among Emergency Medicine Trainees

    Physicians spend a large portion of their time documenting patient encounters using electronic health records (EHRs). Meaningful Use guidelines have made EHR systems widespread, but they have not been shown to save time. This study compared the time required to complete an emergency department note in two different EHR systems for three separate video-recorded standardized simulated patient encounters.  

  • Toward the Design of an Engagement Tool for Effective Electronic Health Record Adoption

    As healthcare systems continue to expand their use of electronic health records (EHRs), barriers to robust and successful engagement with such systems by stakeholders remain tenacious. To this effect, this research presents the results of a survey tool utilizing both original and modified constructs from the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to assess key points of engagement barriers and potential points of intervention for stakeholders of EHRs in a large-scale healthcare organization (500-bed level II regional trauma center).