Contrast monitoring of patient vital signs using mobile computing technology Marquis Brown Dr. Albert Chima Dominic CIS500 Fall 2013 Vital signs are one of the most important components of patient care. Body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, sugar levels and oxygen levels or respiratory rates can all be taken using mobile technology today. In the not so distant past the patient was required to travel to the doctor’s office or a hospital and have these physiological states tested (Zimmerman, E., 2012). Typically, a nurses and clinicians would oversee and be responsible for the taking and recording of the vitals manually documenting them with a mobile computer or the results were written on paper and the clinician left the patients room to manually document into the electronic chart using computers (Zimmerman, E., 2012). At times, this documentation happened hours later when time permitted.
Technology as an ethical consideration in mobile health clinics ensures that it offers quality services without failure or breakdown. In mobile health clinic, dissemination of information between nurses requires an efficient data management, which an effective technology assures (Cohen, 2013 p. 203). Some of the sophisticated treatment procedures conducted in the mobile health clinic calls for effective technological stances, which ensures an amicable communication between all the participants. In mobile health clinic, political considerations should be considered owing to its contribution in health care. Through political interventions, legislation are passed to ensure the conducts of the mobile clinics in areas such as licensing.
Effective communication means a message is sent to a receiver without any distortions in its meaning. This applies not only to personal communication among friends but to a business where you have to communicate with a coworker individually or in a team meeting. Electronic medical records are a computerized record used by a hospital or physician’s office that allows modification, storage, and retrieval of medical records. These records are digitally formatted and share valuable information across different health care settings. Electronic Medical records contain a range of data including, billing information, demographics, age and weight, medical histories, vital signs, medication, allergies, immunization, radiology images, and lab results.
Proposal Summary Keith Fonseca HCS/483 April 27, 2015 Ricky Delatte Proposal Summary There are many new technologies that are shaping the future of health care. Games are on our computers and phones. Combining fun and games into healthcare apps can motivate patients. It could also help to collect data needed to make informed decisions on daily activities that contribute to one’s health. Making a game out of health tracking creates an environment that keeps the patient from straying from the appropriate therapy path (Szczerba, 2014).
Carol Alborn HIM CORE Day 11 9/12/2011 Purpose and Function of the Health Record A health record is a virtual storage place that documents health care services from healthcare providers at various locations such as the DR.’s office, nursing homes and ambulatory service locations. It’s made up of data or facts from the patient and family members, and these healthcare services, which is analyzed for useful information. It is the HIM professional’s responsibility to take data from traditional practice forms and any Personal Health Record (PHR) or from any other sources, then enter data into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Anything missing can alter the patients care. Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care.
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s office. An EMR contains the medical and treatment history of the patients in one practice. EMRs have advantages over paper records. For example, EMRs allow clinicians to: Track data over time easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or checkups check how their patients are doing on certain parameters—such as blood pressure readings or vaccinations monitor and improve overall quality of care within the practice But the information in EMRs doesn’t travel easily out of the practice. In fact, the patient’s record might even have to be printed out and delivered by mail to specialists and other members of the care team.
Active Listening: More than Hearing, a Process After recently attending a conference for medical professionals, I gained some valuable knowledge to share with the staff regarding active listening and the benefits within a healthcare environment. Listening is a process that requires more than just hearing but involves observation, feedback, and an open mind. “Hearing a conversation is quite natural, but to listen intensely and grasp the essence of the conversation the way the speaker intended you to, is what effective listening is all about” (Workplace Listening, 2014, p.1). The process of active listening requires steps. The first step requires you to show some interest in the purpose of the message as well as the content within the message.
The quality of the consumer health information on the Internet is an important issue among health providers. “Both clinicians and patients can benefit from the improvements in timeliness through the use of Internet-based communication (i.e., e-visits, telemedicine) and immediate access to automated clinical information, diagnostic tests, and treatment results” (Briere, 2001, p. 164). In this paper, I will discuss the future trends in health care and point out issues on how the Internet and other form of electronic
Health Information Exchange Professor Crossley Ebony Drummond October 21, 2013 Health Information Exchange The Electronic health information exchange helps medical professionals such as Nurses, doctors, pharmacist and other health care providers. This system also allows patients to properly access and safely shares the patient’s medical records efficiently, bettering speed, quality and the cost of patient care. Electronic health information exchange cannot replace intercommunication between the patient and the patient’s physician, but it can greatly improve the completeness of patients medical record in which cam effect the care positively, current medications and other information that is carefully abstracted during visits. Sharing patient records properly will better inform decision making at a certain point of care. This can allow providers to avoid re-admission, avoiding medication errors, lower duplication testing and improve diagnosis.
Future Trends in Health Care HCS/533 August 11, 2014 Future Trends in Health Care Introduction Health care providers depend on technology more now than in the past. Health care facilities are changing to electronic medical records, participating in videoconferencing to exchange health information, utilizing remote health care services remotely as in telemedicine (Health Care Business Technology, 2014). The use of mobile technologies like smartphones and tablets are beneficial to the patient and health care provider. The use of the internet is also useful to health care providers and the patient. The application of health care technology can help improve the quality of life for the patient by improving access to health care in rural communities.