Gulf Coast Regional Extension


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Details on my practicum experience with the Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center.

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Gulf Coast Regional Extension

  1. 1. Practicum for the UT Health Information Technology Summer Certificate Program The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - School of Biomedical Informatics Daniel Fritz, Lindsey LaRue, Louis Lee, Hari Mitra, Kelly Worden and Michael Yao             
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>After completing the majority of our Health information technology coursework in Austin, six of us were sent to work at the UT School of Biomedical Informatics in the medical center in Houston. We were labeled as part of the NIH grant. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key players <ul><li>Dr. Kim Dunn, MD, PhD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The professor in charge of us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She looks over the Gulf Coast Regional Extension Centers in the Health information science school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>founder of the &quot;quality health record&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She knows too much about HIT </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Key players cont. <ul><li>Mrs. Sharyn Smalls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Masters student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Research assistant for Dr. Dunn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acted as a host to the six of us, taking us from place to place and guiding us.  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Key Players cont.
  6. 6. Meaningful Use <ul><ul><li>on July 13, 2010 the US Department of Health and Human Services announced the meaningful use criteria that will need to be met in order for physicians to qualify for federal incentives </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Meaningful Use <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Meaningful use cont. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  9. 9. Meaningful Use cont. <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Your Doctor's Program <ul><li>QHR - Quality Health Record System </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the NIH Grant funding. </li></ul><ul><li>-The system is supposed to help accomplish: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical home model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet meaningful use criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- An integral part of the system to help accomplish these goals is through the use of telemedicine </li></ul>
  11. 11. Telemedicine <ul><li>Communication between different providers and patients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication concerning: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnoses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follow ups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>phone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e-mail </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>using CC and limiting options </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skype </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Coordination and curbside consults <ul><li>The 10,000 ft view of the purpose of this QHR program is to coordinate the care of the patient. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The QHR can sit on top of the doctor's and their electronic health record but can also be a stand alone system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is allows for all of the doctors who are taking care of a patient to work together </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for curbside consults between physicians and the patients. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. How we helped <ul><li>Assisted Meena Husein with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The development of the line item specification of the YDP QHR.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This involved the tedious work of typing out exactly what we wanted the program to do and how they wanted it to work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The user interface issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For Physicians  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The sending of referrals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to create reports </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telemedicine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For Patients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patient Portal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Deliverables
  15. 15. The Deliverables Cont.
  16. 16. In the end... <ul><li>We appreciated the opportunity to be exposed to all sides of the HIT world.  We were able to participate and observe what goes on in the development of a health information technology software system. We were also able to visit clinics on two extremes of the HIT world - one that utilizes absolutely no technology and another that has a computer monitor in each exam room.  Overall, we really enjoyed this experience and felt like we learned a great deal.   </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>Thank You!!!