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Documenting occupational history: the value to patients, payers, and researchers.

Authors
Luckhaupt-SE; Calvert-GM; Sweeney-MH
Source
J AHIMA 2011 Jul; 82(7):34-37
NIOSHTIC No.
20039334
Abstract
Timely recognition of work-related injuries and illnesses requires that work history be captured in every patient's record. Timely recognition can lead to reductions in hazardous exposures to individual patients, improve Ěthe llkelihood that resulting costs are paid for by the employer responsible for the workplace exposures, and can produce robust databases useful for recognizing, managing, and preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. The national effort to promote electronic health records makes this an important time to advance the capture of standard occupational data elements that will enhance occupational disease and injury recognition and prevention from three perspectives: prevention and treatment of individual casesof occupational injury or diseasei identification of occupational disease outbreaks or clustersj and surveillance, epidemiology, and research of occupational injmies or diseases.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Risk-factors; Information-processing; Occupational-exposure; Medical-research; Information-systems; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
JAHIES
Publication Date
20110701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1060-5487
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
Source Name
Journal of the American Health Information Management Association
State
OH
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