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Incorporating occupational information in electronic health records: letter report.

Authors
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Occupational Information and Electronic Health Records
Source
Wegman DH, Liverman CT, Schultz AM, Strawbridge LM, eds., Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011 Sep; :1-74
NIOSHTIC No.
20039763
Abstract
Each year in the United States, more than 4,000 occupational fatalities and more than 3 million occupational injuries occur along with more than 160,000 cases of occupational illnesses. Incorporating patients' occupational information into electronic health records (EHRs) could lead to more informed clinical diagnosis and treatment plans as well as more effective policies, interventions, and prevention strategies to improve the overall health of the working population. At the request of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the IOM appointed a committee to examine the rationale and feasibility of incorporating occupational information in patients' EHRs. The IOM concluded that three data elements - occupation, industry, and work-relatedness - were ready for immediate focus, and made recommendations on moving forward efforts to incorporate these elements into EHRs.
Keywords
Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Occupations; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Disease-incidence; Diseases; Health-care; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Health-programs; Medical-examinations; Medical-services; Clinical-diagnosis; Information-processing; Information-retrieval-systems; Information-systems; Data-processing; Electronic-devices; Electronic-equipment; Computer-equipment; Computer-software; Computers
Publication Date
20110930
Document Type
Other
Editors
Wegman-DH; Liverman-CT; Schultz-AM; Strawbridge-LM
Funding Type
Purchase Order
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780309217439
Identifying No.
B10122011
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Incorporating Occupational Information in Electronic Health Records: Letter Report
State
DC
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