Healthcare Technology Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material Carol Burns Health Care Technology Terms Worksheet Select 10 of the following terms and complete all three columns for each term selected. Technology Term Definition and Purpose Explain each term in your own words using complete sentences. Example in Health Care Identify an example of each term and discuss how it is used in a health care setting. References Provide two APA formatted references to support your claims for each term. The course textbook(s) may be one source. The second source must be reputable; Wikipedia may not be used as a source. Clinical Decision Support Data Data are facts, figures, and numbers in which conclusions can be drawn and for analyses. The purpose…show more content…
The purposes of electronic medical records are for assisting professionals in the healthcare to store and share patient information across disciplines as well as across facilities. Electronic Medical Records are used by “professionals including different levels of providers because they can be assessed from different locations simultaneously, diagnostic images can be viewed from various locations allowing for continuous of care use electronic Medical Records in the health care systems. Electronically stored client records provide quick access to clinical data for a large number of clients and it has prompts to ensure that key information is noted as well as reminders of when labs and vaccines are needed.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 28). Electronic Medical Records “enable nurses in their varying roles across the continuum of care to create a single narrative for each patient, tracking progress from admission through discharge and within ongoing care in the ambulatory environment.” (Deese & Stein, 2004, p.337) Deese, D., & Stein, M.…show more content…
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease. Without this knowledge, they may not understand the relationship between lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise and various health outcomes.” (Health Literacy-fact sheet, 2010, p. 1). Health Literacy-Fact

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