Essay on Evolution of Health Care Information Systems

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Evolution of Health Care Information Systems Dimetria Major HCS/533 March 29, 2013 Suzie Mays Evolution of Health Care Information System Health care has come a long way in technology for the past, implementing new technology has made the health care industry grow in size. Major events of health care have paved the way for future technologies influence the physicians, administrators, clinicians, and staff to push pass the old ways of thinking and create new initiatives of information systems. Health care information will be moving forward with significant changes, technology involvement will prove to be a positive and much needed impact to the…show more content…
The differences of past information management in health care was ambiguous and undone data, poor availability, and fragmented data of patient charts. In today’s information system, significant advances help maintain a high quality of care. Improving patient care, clinical information expanded to help increase the quality of care. East Orange General Hospital has launched a new electronic medical record system to support efficiency and accuracy in patient accounts. The organization will reduce the use of paper charts, but still uses both paper and electronic record keeping. “The implementation of computerized record system at EOGH has now positioned itself to receive incentive payment from Medicaid and Medicare” (Slavin, 2011 Para 1-2). The technology used at EOGH is Centricity, Series, and Precyse systems; these systems control the computerized provider order entry (CPOE), Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Personal Health Record (PHR). Information technology today made it possible to improve patient services in many ways. Hospitals will be better equipped with the tools for maintaining patient records and keeping confidentiality of information intact. Paper-based information was the normal way to go 20 years ago, documentation misplaced, duplicates used made patient information unreliable for some parts of record keeping. “The health Information system has become most challenging with promising results through research,
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