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Information Management in Home Care

  • Margaret M. Hassett
  • Marjorie H. Farver
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Nurses are experiencing patient care situations in the home setting that, until recently, would only have occurred in an acute care setting. While new medical skills and technologies have made it possible for patients to recuperate faster and for surgery to be less traumatic, cost containment, diagnostic related groupings (DRGs) with the associated decreased length of hospital stay, consumer preference, and healthcare reform are supporting the move toward patient care at home. Information technology can provide the home healthcare professional with data at the point of care in a format that improves home care practice, creates clinical documentation, and generates data for payroll and billing.

Keywords

Acute Care Setting Portable Computer Super User Health Care Financing Administration Community Health Nurse 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret M. Hassett
  • Marjorie H. Farver

There are no affiliations available

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