Health Information Technology And Healthcare

2113 Words Mar 5th, 2015 9 Pages
Introduction Before the advent of information technology, all healthcare data written and collated on paper, and stored in cabinets at the relevant offices, all in alphabetical order. With the introduction of the World Wide Web, healthcare agencies, with resources in information technology transitioned to collecting health data via the web. The word wide web has been used in so many ways to share information. Information technology have however gone beyond what was obtainable in years past. With the introduction of more advanced information technology, things have become easier for anyone or any organization that chooses to use it, the healthcare sector inclusive. There is now in existence an array of health information technology tools, which for the purpose of this paper will be briefly discussed.
The adoption of information technology in healthcare has dramatically improved patient care, and the practice of medicine in its entirety. Health information technology (HIT or Health IT) has created, among other things, free flow and improved communication amongst all healthcare workers and providers, patients and the community as a whole. HIT has also availed the healthcare sector better and easier access to information. So many people have placed their hopes on health information technology. The hospitals have high hopes for HIT in helping them to reduce human errors on their medical reports. Health care providers need improved care, so they place their hopes on HIT to help…
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