Epic Systems Modules

Epic Systems Modules, Epic Hyperspace

One of the reasons why Epic Systems has become the technology leader in healthcare organizations is that they have built an integrated platform for almost all areas of care. When Epic sees the need to advance technology in a new specialty, let’s say Eye Care for example- they take the time to develop what they call “modules”, built on the same platform and data structure as all of their other products.

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Top Medical Device Companies

top medical device companies

In a hospital IT department, it’s important to have an understanding of the medical devices that are being used in your organization. Many of those devices communicate data to and from many other systems, including electronic medical records. IT staff will work with the device engineers and Biomed technicians to configure communications settings, validate data, and refine workflow tasks.
While most of the companies covered here have operations and products outside the device area (sometimes many), some don’t have much of a connection to a hospital IT department.

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Change Control Procedures – Information Technology Change Control

information technology change control

The Information Technology department of many hospitals likely supports a hundred or more applications: everything from the electronic badge system for clocking in, lab software, pharmacy software, all the way to critical monitoring software for patients in the ICU. At any given time, any number of these systems may be in the process of major or minor upgrades, bug fixes, feature changes, and configuration changes. At the end of the day, responsibility for the success of these systems lies with the application analysts, their managers, and ultimately, the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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What is Electronic Prescribing?

what is electronic prescribing

To the patients, e-prescribing is simply the electronic version of a paper prescription order. This is true, but the supporting technology also covers the entire process of order creation, tracking, fulfillment of prescriptions, as well as the database maintenance of the prescribing physicians, clinic locations, pharmacies, and benefits checking.

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What Is Open Notes?

Open Notes (or the Open Notes Movement) is a National initiative that encourages physicians to allow patients to see the progress notes that get entered into an electronic health records (EHR) system during medical visits.

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Automated Dispensing Cabinets | Pharmacy Automation, Pyxis, Omnicell

automated-dispensing-cabinets

One of the most successful areas in Healthcare IT has been the wide adoption of automated dispensing cabinets for medications and supplies in hospitals and other Healthcare facilities. This technology employs the use of storage units that operate somewhat like vending machines for the medical products, but also have sophisticated software on the back-end that handles patient orders, medication dosing documentation, inventory management, and billing transactions.

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