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MH0053 — Hospital & Healthcare Information Management

MH0053 — Hospital & Healthcare Information Management

Summer 2013

Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Services Management – Semester 3

MH0053 — Hospital & Healthcare Information Management – 4 Credits

(Book ID: B1214)

Assignment (60 marks)


Note: Answer all questions. Kindly note that answers for 10 marks questions should be approximately

of 400 words. Each question is followed by evaluation scheme.


Q1. Discuss the issues with existing Health management information system in India.


Answer : Health management information system :

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of maintenance and care of health records by traditional (paper-based) and electronic means in hospitals, physician’s office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health records. With the widespread computerization of health records and other


Q2. Explain the significance of health information systems in nursing education.


Answer : Health information system :

Health information systems refer to any system that captures, stores, manages or transmits information related to the health of individuals or the activities of organisations that work within the health sector. This definition incorporates things such as district level routine information systems, disease surveillance systems, and also includes laboratory information systems, hospital patient administration systems (PAS) and human resource management information systems (HRMIS).




Q3. Define medical audit. Describe the process of medical audit.


Answer : Medical audit :

Clinical audit is a process that has been defined as “a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change”.


Process of medical audit :

Medical audit can be described as a cycle with different stages.


Stage 1: Identify the problem or issue




Q4. Which are the categories of information system in hospitals? Explain.


Answer : Categories of information system in hospitals :

Hospital Information System includes many types of data such as patient billing and pharmacy ordering. It brought about advantages too namely, ability to track patient’s record, easy access to information or even improved the hospital image.

1. Nursing information system

2. Physician information system

3. Radiology information system

4. Pharmacy information system



Q5. Discuss the various modules of hospital information system.


Answer : Various modules of hospital information system :

1.Central Registration Module

2.OPD/Consultant Clinic/Polyclinic Module

3.Pharmacy module

4. Financial accounting

5. Payroll module

6. Medical Record data (MRD) Management

7. Management Information System (MIS) Module

8. Reception Management




Q6. The Hospital management is at crossroads – the dilemma faced by them is whether they should

automate the medical records department in the hospital or continue using the manual records storage

system. With your knowledge about electronic medical records, how will you help them in choosing an



Answer : EMR :

An electronic health record is a representation of all a patients’ data that would originally be found in the paper based record. It contains all information ranging from pathology, radiology and clinical information that has been combined and structured in a digital form.


Advantages of EMR :

1.Physicians and nurses have more time to spend with patients. With a paper record, healthcare professionals spend as much time performing administrative tasks

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