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Finkelstein J, Knight A, Marinopoulos S, et al. Enabling Patient-Centered Care Through Health Information Technology. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2012 Jun. (Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 206.)

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Appendix DSummary of Health IT Applications

HIT-Access to care: An electronic tracking system that patient can access for a quality care and reducing medication errors, adverse events and decrease overall health care utilization costs. 1

HIT-Care coordination tools: Tools (Internet) that transmit health information, clinical practice and relationships with patient with their providers2

HIT-Clinical decision: Health information technology (HIT) focusing on clinicians’ adherence to evidence-based guidelines and the corresponding impact on patient clinical outcomes.3

HIT-Communication via e-mail: Adapting evidence-based intervention into practice delivered via the Internet between patient and physician.4

HIT-Computer-assisted self-care: Via Internet patient will able to mange monitor and improve his/her quality of care.5

HIT-Computer-guided disease management: Computer-guided disease management system useful in terms of less travel times for treatment, accessibility in remote and unusual locations, increased confidentiality, easier disclosure of sensitive information.6

HIT-Computer-guided self-management: Is an innovative techniques by which patient can minimize adverse outcome and improve self care.7

HIT-Computerized order entry: Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system that makes patient safety by reducing medication errors and subsequent adverse drug events by the provider.8

HIT-Disease registry: Ability to generate patient registration with specific diagnosis laboratory results, or medications.9

HIT-Education via IT: Behavioral education tools such as e-mail by which online self-monitoring, physician referral, automated progress reports, and as-needed communication can be done for clinical care.4

HIT-Electronic medical records: Health information system that allows storage, retrieval and manipulation of records with data accessibility, quality and communications with medical providers.10

HIT-Electronic prescribing: “e-prescribing is simply an electronic way to generate prescriptions through an automated data-entry process utilizing e-prescribing software and a transmission network which links to participating pharmacies”.11

HIT-Information exchange: “Is defined as the mobilization of healthcare information electronically across organizations within a region, community or hospital system”.12

HIT-Interactive lifestyle counseling: lifestyle curriculum counseling is an online format that have the potential to increase frequency of practical clinical interventions.13

HIT-mHealth: Portable wireless devices that continuously monitor patients’ condition remotely on their personalized health and allows doctors to leverage data to make informed decisions and interventions immediacy.14

HIT-Patient portals: “A patient portal is an Internet-based interactive website for patients to communicate with their healthcare provider and with varied functions that gives them access to portions of their medical record and other services”.15

HIT-Personal health records: Electronic tracking system by which patient can use care services and communicates with their providers : PHR usually available through the internet, This is different from a provider’s electronic health record.16

HIT-Shared decision-making tools: The tools by which patients could be actively engaged in making decisions about their own health with their physicians.17

HIT-Telemedicine: Telemedicine has been defined as the use of electronic information and communications using videoconferencing, telephones, computers, the Internet, fax, radio, or television that provide and support health care on a distance patient.18

HIT-Telemonitoring systems: An electronic communication networks that can communicate with the patient and perform physiologic measurements and ability to monitor closely patients outside the hospital setting.19


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