The Adoption of Information Technologies in the Nursing Sector

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The process of digitalisation has necessitated adoption of information technology in different aspects of health management. In the nursing sector, adoption on information technology has led to emergence of health information systems. A health information system entails a computer technology that can capture store, manage and/or transfer any health related information. This information can be of an individual or an organization. Technology has positively impacted the role of the nurse in the health care setting through observation. The development of Health information systems is aimed at integration of the effort of collection, processing, reporting and using the information and data so as to influence the process of decision making, …show more content…
The process of digitalisation has necessitated adoption of information technology in different aspects of health management. In the nursing sector, adoption on information technology has led to emergence of health information systems. A health information system entails a computer technology that can capture store, manage and/or transfer any health related information. This information can be of an individual or an organization. Technology has positively impacted the role of the nurse in the health care setting through observation. The development of Health information systems is aimed at integration of the effort of collection, processing, reporting and using the information and data so as to influence the process of decision making, planning, medication and research.
Health information systems (HIS) are one major technology breakthrough that supports documentation of patients’ records and ordering processes. This has replaced the manual process and records. Health information systems is an information system that is developed to collect, store, manipulate, and present of all the clinical information that is relevant to delivery of professional and competent patient care. For example, there are bedside medication verifications (BMVs), point-of-care, or other scanning modules. Through electronic health record (EHR), that is linked to drugs’ a bar-code labels help ensure proper medication. It works by prompting a nurse who works at the point of care to scan the