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 numerous advantages 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. Wrong diagnosis and treatment will therefore bring up so many cases. However due to healthcare information technology testing is now faster and more accurate in terms of the results.
A lot of costs have been saved due to healthcare information technology. Inefficient processes at first led to a lot of money being spent. This added up to very huge amounts. If you streamline the processes to be more efficient less time and resources would be spent As a result of healthcare information technology processes such as recording of information has been made so easy, quicker and with minimal mistakes.
Another advantage that has come with healthcare information technology is it has resulted ease of access. You can easily access the records of the patients and access them through the systems. Patients are made more knowledgeable about their health issues and progress and thus feel more involved in the process. This also helps the patients to manage their health as they see their progress. Trust in the process and the whole system is also additionally developed in people.
Finally, healthcare information technology has greatly made work easier. Most of the processes that were initially manually done have now been automated. Work has been made so easy as human effort has been greatly eliminated and most of the work such as information recording is not done by automated systems. Life has thus been made so easy and comfortable.
We must therefore appreciate the strides that healthcare information technology has made us achieve due to the advantages discussed above.