Merits of Healthcare Information Technology.
With every passing day, there were two days becoming more and more computerized. Tasks have become more automated even the simplest of them all. The healthcare sector has not also been left behind and has made major strides towards the application of computerized systems in healthcare thus giving rise to healthcare information technology. 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. Formally, testing would take so many hours to get the results. There are times when the testing was not accurate and so were the results. You will therefore find so many cases of wrong diagnosis and treatment. However due to healthcare information technology testing is now faster and more accurate in terms of the results.
Secondly, healthcare information technology has saved a lot of costs. Inefficient processes at first led to a lot of money being spent. This amounted to really huge amounts. If you streamline the processes to be more efficient less time and resources would be spent Due to healthcare information technology, processes such as capture of information and recording have been made so easy, faster and with minimal errors.
Is over access is another advantage that has come with healthcare information technology. Records of patients can easily be traced and accessed through these systems. Patients are made more knowledgeable about their health issues and progress and thus feel more involved in the process. Patients are also encouraged to manage their health as they monitor their progress. To add on that, people meant to have trust in the process and the whole system.
Last but not least, healthcare information technology has greatly made work easier. Processes that have now been automated while most of them initially done manually. 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.
Due to the above advantages we must therefore appreciate the strides that healthcare information technology has made us achieve.