Technology in the School Health Office | Implementing, Managing
Technology has had tremendous impact on the health care field in assisting health professionals through increased efficiency, accuracy, cost savings and improved communication between health professionals and patients. Translated into the school health setting, these improvements support best care for students as well as best practice for school nurses.
Implementing and Managing Electronic Health Records
- EHR Software Comparison Chart In Excel E- Provides a customizable checklist for comparing electronic software vendors and products in an Excel spreadsheet.
- EHR Software Comparison Chart in Word - Provides a customizable checklist for comparing electronic software vendors and products in a Word Document.
- Sample Workflow Process Chart - This template can be used to record and analyze your current workflow practice as a first step in acquiring or evaluating electronic health records.
- Steps for Purchasing an EHR System - This document provides an 18 step checklist for EHR implementation.
- Technology Glossary-These terms are common to all health office software products. Some are also general technology terms which the school nurse may come across in daily practice. A basic understanding of technology vocabulary is essential to successful review of school health office software products.
NASN Position Statement- Electronic Health Records-It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are essential for the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) to provide efficient and effective care in the school and monitor the health of the entire student population. Click here to view the entire statement. (January 2019)
Amendments, Corrections, and Deletions in the Electronic Health Record: an American Health Information Management Association Toolkit AHIMA- Traditional practices on paper records support a single-line strike-through of the original documentation, which may not transfer to an electronic environment. This toolkit is designed to provide guidance to HIM professionals when addressing amendment, correction, and deletion functionality in an EHR. (2009)
Guide to Privacy and Security of Electronic Health Information-Provides information to assist to integrate privacy and security into your practice. While not specific to schools, the information provides a base for understanding EHR requirements for privacy and security (Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology-(HealthIT.gov 4/2015)
Maintaining a Legally Sound Health Record—Paper and Electronic-This AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) article provides an overview of requirements for both paper and electronic records. (2005)
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology
- Health Technology Alliance (HTA)- The Health Technology Alliance (HTA) is intended to provide a conducive environment for collaboration among healthcare technology management (HTM), healthcare information technology (HIT), and healthcare informatics professionals, as well as others in the broader healthcare community who are dedicated to the promotion of healthcare quality, safety, efficacy, and efficiency through better uses of technology.
- The Legal Electronic Health Record- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)- Healthcare providers across the country recognize the benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve care, reduce costs and improve efficiency. (2019)
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