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HAD 564 Computer-Based Patient Record (CPR)

Understand the ABCs of CPRs – from creation to utilization.

Format: Online
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits

Computer-Based Patient Record (HAD 564) provides an in-depth analysis of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) standards, requirements, attributes, and benefits of the computer-based patient record (CPR), as well as its use in the health care delivery enterprise.

Computer-Based Patient Record Applications Coursework

All HAD 564 coursework explores the use of data warehouses, data repositories, and integration technology as they relate to CPR development. The various issues and strategies for implementation of a user-friendly and fully functional CPR are also addressed.

Up for Discussion

Learn from your instructor and peers via interactive discussion forums that can include a number of intriguing and current health administration topics like the example below.

Describe the main components of an EHR.

What You’ll Learn in Computer-Based Patient Record

Throughout HAD 564, you’ll read, write, and discuss subjects related to the electronic medical record (EHR), or the computerized patient record. However, this course will not examine the personal health record. As the course beings, the complex framework and conceptual model of the EHR is outlined in high-level terms — with in-depth coverage of each concept occurring later. Though the federal government now provides a definition of EHR for purposes of the meaningful use (MU) incentive program, EHR can still have several meanings based on user and setting.

Following a brief description of the computerized patient record and the discipline of information technology in general, you’ll dive into the challenges of EHR adoption and the discipline of project management for health information management. Functional, process needs, and data analysis skills will be explored and the business side of electronic records management will be uncovered. You’ll analyze many aspects of the EHR in regards to how they affect your bottom line, such as, return on investment and contract negotiations strategies specifically relevant to the creation, utilization, and upkeep of an EHR that best suits your needs.

Toward the end of the course, you’ll discuss the specific needs of the ambulatory record and the acute care applications that provide the foundation for the computerized health record in America. By the end of the course, you’ll be fully prepared to share an EHR PowerPoint presentation that outlines the various implementation preparedness steps; describes system build; provides information on system testing, training, pre-live, and go-live activities; and supplies strategies for gaining adoption of EHR in a setting based on your practice business model. You should emphasize the importance of project planning and management as the EHR implementation process gets underway to illustrate how to avoid legal and technical pitfalls.

Course Topics

Over the eight-week duration of the course, you’ll be introduced to new topics and weekly themes. Sample weekly topics may include:

  • Introduction to HER, Information Systems Theory and SDLC
  • Challenges to Electronic Health Record Adoption and EHR PM – Roles in Design and Implementation
  • EHR Goal Setting and Impact on Quality of Care and Strategic Planning for the EHR
  • Health Care Process Assessment and Functional Needs Assessment
  • Data Infrastructure Assessment and Information Technology Systems Infrastructure Assessment
  • Return on Investment, EHR Selection and Contract Negotiation
  • EHR System Implementation and Maintenance, EHR Bridge Technologies, and Growing Momentum for Health Information Exchange
  • Acute Care and Ambulatory Care EHR Applications, PHRs

Course Learning Objectives

The Computer-Based Patient Record courses dive into all areas of creation and utilization of a CPR, from technology to trends and barriers and breakthroughs. Upon completion of the course, you’ll be enabled to:

  • Identify and discern the components of a computerized record and the challenges of integrating it amongst disparate health care venues.
  • Discuss the myriad of standards, file types, and architectures that can be a part of the computerized patient record (electronic health record).
  • Identify trends in architecture and data structure as well as their strengths and weaknesses to support the patient and provider.
  • Experience challenges of analyzing and cleansing data in real-world exercises.
  • Gain sensitivity to the importance of data stewardship in the computerized patient record (electronic health record).
  • Outline the barriers to adoption of the computerized patient record (electronic health record).
  • Understand the role of goal setting and quality assessments on operation and implementation of the computerized patient record, or electronic health record.
  • Apply business standards to the implementation and management of the electronic health record.

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