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Winter 2016 Introduction

Winter 2016 Introduction

Administrator January , 2016 0

The Winter 2016 issue of Perspectives in Health Information Management features the latest research on topics such as a qualitative multiple-case study designed to increase understanding of physician perceptions regarding the value of EHR technology; a study demonstrating how mobile technology can use the observations of nonmedical workers to stratify patients on the basis of their hospital readmission risk; and a pilot study applying an artificial neural networks-based simulation to a previously reported digital family history to mine the database for trends. 

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Surgical Precision in Clinical Documentation Connects Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Reimbursement

Surgical Precision in Clinical Documentation Connects Patient Safety, Quality of Care, and Reimbursement

Administrator December , 2015 0

Emphasis on quality of care has become a major focus for healthcare providers and institutions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has multiple quality-of-care performance programs and initiatives aimed at providing transparency to the public, which provide the ability to directly compare services provided by hospitals and individual physicians.  

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Predicting 30- to 120-Day Readmission Risk among Medicare Fee-for-Service Patients Using Nonmedical Workers and Mobile Technology

Predicting 30- to 120-Day Readmission Risk among Medicare Fee-for-Service Patients Using Nonmedical Workers and Mobile Technology

Administrator December , 2015 0

Hospital readmissions are a large source of wasteful healthcare spending, and current care transition models are too expensive to be sustainable. One way to circumvent cost-prohibitive care transition programs is complement nurse-staffed care transition programs with those staffed by less expensive nonmedical workers.  

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Electronic Health Record Use a Bitter Pill for Many Physicians

Electronic Health Record Use a Bitter Pill for Many Physicians

Administrator December , 2015 0

Electronic health record (EHR) adoption among office-based physician practices in the United States has increased significantly in the past decade. However, the challenges of using EHRs have resulted in growing dissatisfaction with the systems among many of these physicians. The purpose of this qualitative multiple-case study was to increase understanding of physician perceptions regarding the value of using EHR technology.  

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Digital Family History Data Mining with Neural Networks: A Pilot Study

Digital Family History Data Mining with Neural Networks: A Pilot Study

Administrator December , 2015 0

Following the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, electronic health records were widely adopted by eligible physicians and hospitals in the United States. Stage 2 meaningful use menu objectives include a digital family history but no stipulation as to how that information should be used. A variety of data mining techniques now exist for these data, which include artificial neural networks (ANNs) for supervised or unsupervised machine learning.  

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Assessment of Pharmacy Information System Performance in Three Hospitals in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Assessment of Pharmacy Information System Performance in Three Hospitals in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Administrator December , 2015 0

The pharmacy information system is one of the central pillars of a hospital information system. This research evaluated a pharmacy information system according to six aspects of the medication process in three hospitals in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. System administrators were interviewed to determine availability of functionalities.  

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