875 words

Your local newspaper has asked you to write a 875 word, two-part article regarding patient health data and technology.

Part 1

Identify components of a patient’s health care record.

Part 2

Examine the influence of technology and reform in the health care industry.

Consider the following questions as you write your article:

·         What has changed over the last 20 years? Have the changes been positive or negative?

·         How has the patient been affected by the changes?

Use terms listed below  from your Weekly Vocabulary Exercises and readings. Emphasize the terms by bolding them in your final document.

Patient history

Demographic

Physical

Advanced directives

Diagnosis

Prognosis

Allergies

Electronic health record

Discharge summary

E-prescribing

Meaningful use

Health information exchange

Master patient index

database

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