Description of Services: The Health Information Services Department conducts activities that support current and continuing patient care, health services, research, patient accounting, case management, legal affairs, administrative affairs and various patient services.

The Health Information Services Department is responsible for:

  • maintaining the medical information of patients

  • processing of patient records

  • data collection and analysis

  • supporting the process of coding diagnoses and procedures

  • assuring that patient records are complete

  • providing records for continuity of patient care

  • supporting and assisting medical research

  • releasing documents to attorneys and other agencies

  • managing the process of dictation and transcription of documents

  • supporting certain informatics for other Health System Departments

  • supports compliance with regulatory requirements and patient safety goals

  • provides education and training for information system users and housestaff