The Use of Electronic Medical Records in Med/Surg
Discuss Your Current Practice Setting Of Med/Surg And How Informatics Is Involved In Your Practice.
Include What Work-Related Tasksyou Complete Using Healthcare Informatics And What Server Your Facility Uses.
With every passing day, healthcare sector is becoming high-tech as the healthcare professionals are now making use of more and more technology so that the patients can get better care. The most popular area where the healthcare professionals are making use of technology is in informatics. This refers to the way in which the health related informations are managed and organized (Hebda, Hunter and Czar, 2020). Making use of electronic medical records, devices collecting health related information and other such available electronic information standards. The standards for different procedures and usage of surgical informatics need to be defined as well as implemented properly. In surgery, informatics help in achieving Operating Room of the Future (ORF) that includes encompassing processes, storing as well as indexing various details related to biomedical or kinetic markers, pathological or tissue recognition and other such vital information which can be retrieved by surgeons as and when required (Gu, Li, Li & Liang, 2017). Operating room automation system is being used in the operation theatres that are a combination of hardware and software developed to establish control on multiple operating room devices through the medium of a common interface.
Cerner and Epic are involved in the health information technology and develop electronic health record software catering to organizations of different sizes. Cerner offers software solutions that include analytics, clinical solutions, revenue cycle management, services, population health management and interoperability. On the other hand Epic provides patients experience, managed care, clinical, mobile device software, telehealth, interoperability, revenue cycle management, government regulations and artificial intelligence and analytics. Epic and Cerner are used for electronic health records and these health records can be of help to the surgeons at the time of surgery (Hebda, Hunter and Czar, 2020). The data associated with previous medical history of the patient can be obtained from these electronic health records that can help the surgeons in having a prior knowledge about the allergies and many other important that are in general considered before performing any surgery.
The topic selected for the final assignment project is Hand Hygiene Tracking Systems. The development of Hand Hygiene Tracking Systems helps in keeping track of the hygiene of the hands through electronic medium. Hand hygiene helps in preventing the transmission of healthcare related infections. Electronic Hand Hygiene monitoring and prompt devices have been designed to overcome certain problems related to monitoring hygiene. These at the same time will also bring in improvisations in compliance. These devices monitor entry and exit to the rooms as well as use of soap by making use of ceiling sensors and the badges that are worn by the practitioners (Hong et al., 2015). These badges can sense alcohol rub and the device establishes a connection in between the ceiling sensors and the badges. This device will help in increasing the awareness of the practitioners thus enhancing their empathy for the patients. At present, this is considered as the primary measure which can be taken to prevent transmission of healthcare related infections. The source of many diseases is transmission of germs from one to another and this device can certainly help in checking it.
Gu, D., Li, J., Li, X., & Liang, C. (2017). Visualizing the knowledge structure and evolution of big data research in healthcare informatics. International journal of medical informatics, 98, 22-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.11.006
Hebda, T., Hunter, K. and Czar, P. (2020). Handbook of Informatics. 6th ed. Pearson.
Hong, T. S., Bush, E. C., Hauenstein, M. F., Lafontant, A., Li, C., Wanderer, J. P., & Ehrenfeld, J. M. (2015). A hand hygiene compliance check system: brief communication on a system to improve hand hygiene compliance in hospitals and reduce infection. Journal of medical systems, 39(6), 69. DOI 10.1007/s10916-015-0253-z