Why managed care needs encounter-based systems.Healthc Inform. 1994 Feb; 11(2):78, 80.HI
In the past, hospital information systems were designed and continuously altered to bring greater sophistication and functionality to patient accounting systems activities. Key components were focused on inpatient activities, which accounted to 80 percent or more of the organization's revenues. As a result, much of the information available for an inpatient care record is based on financially-oriented data that was created for reimbursement and charge capture.