Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology C156/WTT Task 1
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Our one hundred bed hospital is in need of updating from paper charting to computerized health records. In doing this, we will meet our goal of compliance with meaningful use legislation. We assembled a team of members to assist with this task and together we have narrowed the search to two health care systems. Those two systems are EPIC and Meditech and we will now discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, with a final recommendation for our new healthcare system.
Identification and Roles of Team Members/Expertise
The first person on this…show more content… This experience is helpful in making this transition run smoothly. This is a very important job. She must make sure that the system chosen is appropriate for each department of the hospital. She must take all information provided by the other members of the team, to come to an educated decision as to which system is best.
The fourth member is the laboratory supervisor. She is a bachelor prepared medical technician with experience with integration of laboratory equipment and computerized health systems. It will be important to have her input during the selection process. She will be able to train the other laboratory staff. It is her job to evaluate the systems and decide which is best for the laboratory. Making sure that the system works smoothly with the laboratory equipment is extremely important.
The fifth member of the team is the medical records manager. She has a bachelors in healthcare management. Her expertise with HIPAA rules and regulations is crucial. It is her job to evaluate security of the new systems to ensure that patient confidentiality is not breached. She will have input form other healthcare managers as well as others in the medical records department.
Advantages and Disadvantages
We will first look at advantages of Epic health system. This system was founded