Medical records -- Access control, Medical records -- Data processing
As computer printouts replace handwritten and typewritten information in a Medical Records department, it becomes more advantageous for the Registered Records Administrator (RRA) to learn how to interact with a computer terminal. Computer applications in the Medical Records field increase the availability and accessibility of patient information. The Medical Records System discussed in this paper has been adapted by the Medical Records department of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Central Florida as a tool for demonstrating the relationship between the computer and the successful management of medical records. This system will provide hands on experience to all medical records students. It has the capability of adding, deleting or changing the medical records of patients on the Master Patient Index and the Patient Master File. Statistics are calculated and reports are generated monthly or on request for areas of particular interest, such as Payment Source, Discharge Analysis, and Utilization Review. These reports help analyze the effectiveness of specific treatment and the flow rate of patients. As improvements become necessary, the system will be modified to reflect any new requirements in the medical records field.
Bauer, Christian S.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
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