Merits of Healthcare Information Technology.
Today’s world is becoming more and more computerized with every passing day. Tasks have become more automated even the simplest of them all. Healthcare information technology has been given birth due to the healthcare sector also making progress towards application of computerized systems in healthcare. We must have noticed there are strides that have been made in the healthcare sector and this can be attributed to information technology. A faction of IT that is involved in the creation, design, maintenance and application of information systems and applications in treatment, diagnosis and storage of information is what we call healthcare information technology. There are many benefits of healthcare information technology.
The first advantage of healthcare information technology is that it has quickened lab testing and release of results. One of the initial stages of diagnosis is lab testing and is very important because it will determine the direction of treatment take. Initially testing would take so many hours to get the result. There are times when the testing was not accurate and so were the results. Wrong diagnosis and treatment will therefore bring up so many cases. Testing is not fast and more accurate in terms of the results due to healthcare information technology.
A lot of costs have been saved due to healthcare information technology. A lot of money was initially spent due to processes that were not very efficient. This led to an aggregate of very large amounts. When processes are more efficient less time and resources are spent trying to achieve something. Due to healthcare information technology, processes such as capture of information and recording have been made so easy, faster and with minimal errors.
Another advantage that has come with healthcare information technology is it has resulted ease of access. Records of patients can easily be traced and accessed through these systems. The patients are made to feel more involved in the process and make them more knowledgeable about the health issues and progress. As patients monitor their progress there also encouraged to manage their health. To add on that, people meant to have trust in the process and the whole system.
The last advantage is that work has been made easier with healthcare information technology. A higher percentage of processes that were done manually initially have now been automated. Human efforts has greatly been eliminated and work has been made so easy as most of the work such as information recording is done by automated systems. This has made life so easy and comfortable.
We must therefore appreciate the strides that healthcare information technology has made us achieve due to the advantages discussed above.