mini MHA
health informatics

Why Do Health Care Professionals Care?

We know we have some basic problems with information.
22 people in hospital need access to chart at any given time
30% of visits, Doctors cannot gain access to patient medical record
70% hospital patientsí paper records are incomplete
38% of physicians time is writing charts
50% of Nurses time is writing charts
10% of time patients age is not in chart
40% of time, no diagnosis recorded
27% Doctors do not note chief complaint
1.5 lbs is average paper record
QA reviews 3 paper charts/hr OR 400 automated records/hr
11% of lab tests reordered because results not in record

These statistics lead us to ask several questions:next slide

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