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Components of Occupational Health Information Systems

Author: Lynch, John J

Source: Journal of AMRA

Publication Date: January 1986

Four databases are essential to the effectiveness of an occupational health information system. These are: job history, work site exposure, environmental agents and health and safety information. The most frequently cited elements of each data base are presented, as are the factors common to successful occupational health information systems.

Standards and Guidelines for Occupational Health Recordkeeping

Author: Lynch, John J

Source: Journal of AMRA

Publication Date: February 1986

The occupational health record guidelines and standards of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Occupational Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses are reviewed. These guidelines and standards are, for the most part, consistent with health record content and format in other health care settings.

Paper to Paperless, and the Paper In-between

Author: Grzybowski, Darice

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 1994


Paper to paperless, and the paper in-between. This title may sound like an oxymoron, but it is, in fact, a reflection of reality. Any facility making the transition to an automated point-of-care documentation system, is most likely struggling with intense paper processing, key indexing or sca....

Why Don't We Have Computer-Based Patient Records

Author: Drazen, Erica

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 1996


In 1991 the Institute of Medicine produced a report that came to the unequivocal conclusion that to make advances in the quality of care, efficiency of process, and containment of costs, we needed to adopt computer-based patient records. They even subtitled the report "An Essential Technology....

Structured Text: Documentation Meets Technology

Author: Colburn, Charlotte

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1997

Background

Documentation of patient encounters through dictation and transcription processing has advanced dramatically over the past century, and current technology offers still greater opportunities for efficiency, timeliness, and completeness. Sixty years ago, the "transcriptionist" o....

Wireless Computing May Be the Ambulatory Answer

Author: Kuehn, Lynn

Source: Brief Encounter

Publication Date: June 02, 1997


Society has accepted the fact that telephones function very well without wires, freeing us from desktop chains. So, why not accept the fact that computing can happen the same way -- wireless, yet fully connected? PC Tablets

The technology exists today to create wireless local area....

Managing Clinical Data: A Cancer Registries Update

Author: Watkins, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1997


Introduction
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1.38 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and about 560,000 Americans will die of cancer, in 1997.1 These estimates do not include carcinoma in situ or basal and squamous cell skin cancer. To monitor trends in cancer i....

Implementing the Wireless Computerized Patient Record

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1997


The ability to provide timely, relevant, and accurate in-formation to the healthcare decision maker at the point of care is a critical success factor for any provider. For enterprises that operate in extremely competitive healthcare markets, the ability to meet this challenge could mean the d....

Overview of Trauma Registries in the United States

Author: Garthe, Elizabeth

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1997

Overview of Trauma Registries

How many trauma registries are there in the US? This is a tough question to answer. According to a survey conducted by members of the Emergency Nurses' Association (ENA), the number of clients reported by trauma registry software companies exceed 1850 organi....

Confidential Health Information and the Internet

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA position statement

Publication Date: January 02, 1998


[Note: This statement was replaced in part in July 2006 by Statement on Health Information Confidentiality: A Joint Position Statement from AHIMA and AMIA.]
Background
The Internet, a network of several million computers, serves as a global information highway. Applications available....

Journal Q&A (2/98)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 1998


Q: I have been asked to head up a committee assigned the task of selecting the hardware and software applications that are to become the platform for our organization's computerized medical record (CPR). Our committee is composed of representatives of all the "end users" of the CPR. The vastne....

On The Line: Professional Practice Solutions...

Author: Rhodes, Harry B.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 1998


Q: I have been asked to head up a committee assigned the task of selecting the hardware and software applications that are to become the platform for our organization's computerized medical record (CPR). Our committee is composed of representatives of all the "end users" of the CPR. The vastne....

Journal Q&A (2/98)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: February 02, 1998

Q: From time to time our facility receives patient complaint letters. We all agree that it is important to keep patient complaint letters on file even after the issue has been resolved. However, our staff is unable to agree on the best location to file these letters. One suggestion made was to file....

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