Corporate Health Care IT Systems Case Study by Nicky

Corporate Health Care IT Systems
Discusses the importance of corporate health care information technology (IT) systems through an interview with a corporate hospital director of business office services.
# 120384 | 1,059 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US


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Description:

This paper presents an overview of an IT system in a hospital environment through the eyes of the corporate hospital director of business office services who is responsible for admitting patients, discharging them on the system, collecting and reporting charges that are substantiated by medical record input, order entry, and ancillary services. As it is also her job to work with the hospital staff, accountants, and IT people to coordinate the needs and functions of the systems in a way that facilitates accurate input, analysis, and output of information for the various levels of individuals delivering patient care and administrative hospital functions, the essay thoroughly details everything that goes into health care IT systems.

Outline:
Introduction
Inpatient and Out-Patient Reporting
The Benefit to Patients and Staff
System Implementation and Updates
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"This paper is based on a live interview with a corporate hospital director of business office services. In that role, the interviewee, Deshay Scott, acts as a sort of middle-man for the multiple levels of hospital IT functions, because the business office is responsible for admitting patients, discharging them on the system, collecting and reporting charges that are substantiated by medical record input, order entry, and ancillary services. Scott also is the link between the hospital patient care areas involving the entry of information as it is culled for the purposes of accounting functions. She works with the hospital staff, accountants, and IT people to coordinate the needs and functions of the systems in a way that facilitates accurate input, analysis, and output of information for the various levels of individuals delivering patient care and administrative hospital functions.
"The IT system is an "in-house" one. It was designed by the hospital corporation, and implemented throughout the corporation's ten rural hospitals. The system is called Medicalis-3, because it is in its third revision. The IT department is housed at the corporation's corporate headquarters in Florida, and hosts a staff of 15 IT specialists. The system has been the basis of the corporation operations for twenty years. It has been updated to remain current with the state and federal hospital regulations and industry governances. The medical record component has been upgraded to reflect the necessary security components to facilitate the 2005 Hospital Insurance Portability and Privacy Act (HIPAA) (Smith, HJ, 1994)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bloomfield, B. P., Coombs, R., Knights, D., & Littler, D. (Eds.). (2000). Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=79104777
  • Mahmoud, E., & Rice, G. (1998). Information Systems Technology and Healthcare Quality Improvement. Review of Business, 19(3), 8+. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5001408217
  • Smith, H. J. (1994). Managing Privacy: Information Technology and Corporate America. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=57140363

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