Management of Health Information

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I’m studying for my Health & Medical class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

HI300: Information Technology and Systems for Health Care

Discussion Topic: Healthcare Information Systems

INSTRUCTIONS: Respond to all posts; response to classmates should be thoughtful and advance the discussion, response should make and/or frequent informed references to unit material or scientific literature, follow APA style if resources are used, 75 word minimum in response per post


Utilizing Patient portals has become increasingly useful for large healthcare systems in current times. Patient portals allow patients the ability to set up and manage appointments as well as access their medical records. Patient portals allow patients access to their medical tests results in real time and give patients the ability to ask questions in the form of a chat or email about those results to their healthcare providers. Providers can use patient portals to communicate with patients and manage prescriptions. As these portals have become more and more advanced they have developed the ability to be implemented into phone applications that streamline and make accessing this information even easier. Patient portals have been widely adopted by large healthcare systems that can support the infrastructure required to operate and maintain these online platforms. Clinical decision support systems were developed in order to help healthcare providers make better informed clinical decisions. CDS analyze and gather information that can then be used to implement new clinical pathways that will aid care teams in the management and prediction of disease processes and improve patients outcomes. Information such as past drug interactions can be analyzed and studied in order to prevent the same events from occurring in the future. While patient portals aim at creating a bridge between the healthcare team and the patient. Clinical decisions support systems aim at connecting healthcare providers in order to analyze and improve patient outcomes. One can make the connection that patient portals connect the patient to the institution and CDS connect institutions with each other. Both can and are used within large healthcare systems so that communication and the sharing of information is streamlined.Both of these would be vital to any new organization. As they would both improve communication and improve patient outcomes.

~Christian Lambrey Perez


I decided to do a little research on the Practice management software and Kareo. Both systems have a billing software that tracks the patient’s medical bills and verify their insurance. They have the capability of the clinical jobs to help the process easier for the patients and clinicians especially when it comes to admin part.

The differences between these two system is that Kareo has tools that includes EHRs, marketing, practice management and even patient engagement. Practice management involves documentation of the patient’s diagnosis and all the procedure codes as well as scheduling the patients for their appointment.

I think both systems would be best for clinical sites or private practice but when it comes to an organization who is looking on investing a new system it will be up to them to decide on what goal would they be wanting to achieve on their end.



HI305: Management of Health Information

Discussion Topic: Meaningful Use

INSTRUCTIONS: Respond to all posts; response to classmates should be thoughtful and advance the discussion, response should make and/or frequent informed references to unit material or scientific literature, follow APA style if resources are used, 75 word minimum in response per post


This week, the discussion is about incentive programs revolving around Promoting Interoperability, also known as Meaningful Use. Promoting interoperability is a program that supports hospitals and providers to obtain and use an EHR meaningfully (, 2019). When EHRs were new, I think that programs like promoting interoperability were essential in getting hospitals and doctors to switch to them and use them. The benefits of these programs are still in effect today. Benefits include improving quality and safety, improving the healthcare experience, reducing medical mistakes, and, most importantly promotes privacy and safety (“Benefits of Promoting Interoperability,” 2021). I think the meaningful us program is still essential today; however, its implementation is virtually gone. We are now ten years after stage one began, and I wonder if the program is necessary anymore. The biggest question I have is if providers and hospitals would still support the use of EHRs if the money from these programs dried up. Would they revert or find less value in these EHRs if there were no incentives? I think the majority would probably continue their use. You always have the people that refuse to do or continue anything without being paid to do it. It would be an interesting experiment to conduct.

~Chad Welsh~


I think when employees strive to reach performance incentive they will often make an effort to improve their skills. Weather they gain this skill through experience or maybe taking advantage while training they had in the programs. I think that development can make their jobs more effectively and put themselves in a better position to reach performance jobs. The organization of this process can be a huge benefit and can also strengthen the candidate with and succession situations also preparing for a high potential employee even when there may not be an immediate opportunity for advancement think that

It can discourage them from seeking another position elsewhere/It is typically new employees with good opportunities when they believe they are unappreciated. Since incentive programs r reward performance in tangible terms, these employees are more likely to remain motivated and very engaged in their work, and loyal to their employees.

I think that it is incentives can sometimes get out of control When employees can find that their current level of performance is not sufficed to achieve incentive milestones. In these cases, the positive incentive may become a negative incentive as an employee. They can look for ways to make their performance appear to be good even though their actual results are not aligned with incentive target. For example, this occurred at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System in the year 2014 in a VA hospital managers developed an elaborate scheme to falsify patients for more than 1400 of them

~Kimberly Randall~pt_hs_ugrad_2005b.pdf