What is the purpose of the medical record?
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1. Chapter 3 in your text lists the many different types of healthcare organizations and facilities in which a coder/biller, or IT health systems technician could be employed. From your text, select, and rank order the top three organizations/facilities you would like to work for and explain why, including if you have any personal or work experience with the three you selected. Be sure to include references for any sources that you have utilized for your response. Please explore a website affiliated with your top three healthcare organization and be sure to provide references at the end of your forum post.
2. An individual’s medical record is an accumulation of all healthcare related events in their life thus far. Discuss the components of the medical record. What is the purpose of the medical record? What future changes or modifications would you like to see to the medical record and why?
3. Chapter 6 in your text outlines the Patient Self Determination Act (PDSA) of 1990, types of advance directive forms, and that AD laws and forms required, vary by state. Using the Internet, research the advance directive laws and forms required to be used in the state in which you live, identify your state and provide a summary of those laws, and copy and paste in the URL address(s) that support(s) the information in your post. Share if you do or don’t currently have a legal advance directive, and why or why not? If you so wish, you may also share if your family has had any experiences with family members being critically ill with or without advance directives and what your family would or would not do differently if a similar situation arose.
4. Discuss serial numbering system, unit numbering system, social security numbering system, family numbering system and serial unit numbering. Which system do you prefer and why? You may create a simple chart for each and identify advantages and disadvantages of each.