Merits of Healthcare Information Technology.
The world today is becoming more and more computerized with every passing day. Even the simplest of tasks have become automated. 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.
To start with, health information technology has quickened the process of lab testing and the finding 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. You will therefore find so many cases of wrong diagnosis and treatment. 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. A lot of money was initially spent due to processes that were not very efficient. This added up to very huge amounts. Less time and resources are spent trying to do something when processes are more efficient. As a result of healthcare information technology processes such as recording of information has been made so easy, quicker and with minimal mistakes.
Another benefit of healthcare information technology is that it has resulted ease of access. Patients can easily track their records and have more access to them. This makes the patients feel more involved in the processes and make them more knowledgeable about their health issues and their progress. This also helps the patients to manage their health as they see their progress. In addition, it makes people have trust in the process and the whole system.
The last advantage is that work has been made easier with healthcare information technology. 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.
Due to the above advantages we must therefore appreciate the strides that healthcare information technology has made us achieve.