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Information Systems, Data Management, Ambulatory Care

Definition : Data management information systems designed to provide clinical and administrative information related to hospital services provided to patients on an ambulatory (i.e., outpatient) basis rather than upon admission to a healthcare facility. These systems include hardware and software capabilities to collect information from measuring devices (e.g., electronic sphygmomanometers), recorders (e.g., electrocardiographs), and other devices used during examination and/or treatment of patients. Ambulatory care data management information systems assist physicians in managing the prognosis and treatment of outpatients, including administrative tasks such as prescription drug recording and billing.

Entry Terms : "Ambulatory Care Information Systems, Data Management" , "Ambulatory Care Data Management Systems" , "Information Systems, Ambulatory Care" , "Ambulatory Care Computer Systems" , "Ancillary Information Systems"

UMDC code : 18116

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