Healthcare delivery system in recent times is confronted with a lot of problems, cost, accessibility and quality of care. To be able to address these problems, healthcare organizations rely on information science technology to enhance cost-effectiveness, and safe quality care.
In our society today, we have a broad range of computer technology for our use. This technology in the nursing field is called informatics. Informatics is defined as a combination of computer science, information science, and nursing science designed to assist in the management and processing of nursing data, information, and the knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of nursing care (Thede, 1). Nearly anywhere we go, and whatever career we choose we all need to have basic computer skills. Computers are used in the health care profession due to an increase of productivity they can provide, therefore allowing for better patient care. Computers also allow for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities to change over to and begin keeping electronic medical records (EMR). An EMR has the medical information that the doctors and nurses obtain when you have an office visit. The patient’s paper medical record is put into an EMR program is basically made into a digital version of that patient’s medical information. The patient’s healthcare provider can then use these EMRs for diagnoses and treatment. There can be advantages and disadvantages for healthcare providers to transition to an EMR system, and those providers will have to decide which one will outweigh the other.
The health care sector is impacted by numerous changes and challenges, such as increasing need for health care provision, changing demands from patients or rapidly evolving technologies. In the context of evolving technologies, the developments occur not only in the actual provision of the medical act, but also at the level of the complementary operations, such as health care information management.
Health Information Technology (HIT) has a range of technologies that manages and shares patient information electronically without the use of the paper records. The value of HIT to change health care delivery has been recognized and as it has many new opportunities to improve patient care and safety as well as efficiency and data collection.
• Eliminating paper records logistical problems by making the clinical data immediately available to the authorized users regardless of where they are, eliminating undecipherable or unavailable.
Over the last 20 years dramatic changes have occurred in the health care industry. “Health care technology has exploded over the last 20 years, not just in the arena of medical diagnosis and treatment, but also in the area of health information and documentation” (The art of patient care, 2008, p. 1).
Taking into consideration of rising health care costs, inconsistent in the quality of service being provided, insurance companies being over charged repeat of unnecessary testing, health information records not being properly kept up, or miss placed patient personal information and other data that is not properly being kept in place. One of the things about technology is that make a complicated system less complicated. According to the American Journal of Medicine, electronic medical record systems improve the quality of patient care and decrease medical errors. The electronic medical records processes make it easy to track all information of a patient visit, which include testing, medication and treatment plans. For them, this was a good way to get feedback on the implementation of electronic medical records it ranged from March 2008 until September 2008. In seen the problems that are being incurred due to implementation they can avoid the barriers to or facilitators of the
The evidence presented shows an urgent need in the user-friendly technology design with a swift accessibility to all healthcare networks with no nonsense standardized clinical information system. While the digital technology is adapted by most healthcare facilities, the difference in the programs makes it nearly impossible to effectively communicate electronically. Nevertheless, the continued objective of healthcare is to improve healthcare delivery, including reduction of unnecessary tests and procedures and decreasing the overall
Advancement in computer technology has dramatically changed the ways we live and interact with each other. Information and communication technology has been widely cited as a means of improving clinical records, quality of care, efficiency and reduces healthcare costs (Meum, Wangensteen, Soleng, & Wynn, 2011). Electronic Health Records allow for the electronic documentation of patients’ health history, present health status, procedures, tests, nursing interventions, medical interventions, point of
In today’s world, there is no place without some type of technology, and it has been moving into the hospitals for several years. So, it makes perfect sense that, so many patient and professional health care provider applications have been created. Not surprising that there are so many applications that a study was done on their functionality. I browsed through several of them and decided on two of them.
Technology has never been more evolving in health care than it is today. Almost all health care providers are electronic which allows for fast and easy patient care. Access to health care is now even accessible to patients themselves which allows for patient privacy to be obtained as well as easy access.
The healthcare information system (HIS) is a collection of systems that is used to deliver and promote communication systems and information along with technology to assist the characteristics of patient care, ongoing medical education and original research. When the entire systems combine together it can develop and improve the healthcare system and help decrease a significant number of medical and therapeutic related errors. It is also used to support and enhance healthcare e.g. Administrative information system, Clinical information systems (CISs), Nursing Information System (NIS).
The objective of this project Online Health Insurance System (Medicare) is to develop a web application to an organization which is intending to provide health insurance plans to all its employees.We are formed a team of 6 members to work on this project and divided the work among ourselves and tried to complete the actual intended function of this application.