Benefits of Health Care Information Systems

Benefitsof Health Care Information Systems

Benefitsof Health Care Information Systems

Thefirst key benefit of health information systems is improvingefficiency healthcare providers. Specifically, the systems aid tominimize medical related human errors through automation ofdecision-making processes. Consequently, the healthcare professionalsenjoy improved use of diagnostic tests for patient’s conditions(Winter, &ampHaux, 2011).

Second,the systems increase the knowledge acquisition tools for the careproviders. Besides knowledge acquisition the systems enablehealthcare professionals to automatically share information withintheir institutions. The lack of knowledge acquisition skills createsknowledge gaps emanating from the failure to synthesize information.Consequently, it increases the quality of care by eliminating errorsof omission caused by knowledge gaps (Winter, &ampHaux, 2011).

Thefirst healthcare setting problem is inefficient prescribing practicesby healthcare professionals. It is caused by poor connectivitybetween healthcare professionals and results into duplicated ofprescriptions for the patients. Duplicated prescription reduces thequality of healthcare offered to patients. The second administrativeproblem is the lack of streamlined office processes to track healthpractices. The problem results from the lack of computerizedprocesses among healthcare professionals (Winter, &ampHaux, 2011).

Accordingto winter,&ampHaux, (2011), the healthcare setting problem ofduplicative prescribing gets solved by the creation of e-prescribingtools. The tools improve prescription of healthcare professionals byenabling system connectivity. Consequently, healthcare providers canshare and exchange patient health-related information. Consequently,it is possible to track the history of prescriptions made to apatient and avoid duplication

Winter,&ampHaux, (2011), provides that the administration problem caused bylack of streamlined office processes to track information gets solvedby the creation of an ambulatory healthcare environment. Theenvironment entails the establishment of computerized scheduling.Computerized scheduling enhances the automation of clinicaladministration and streamlines office processes. Consequently, thehealthcare professionals can track health practices and productivity


Winter,A., &amp Haux, R. (2011).&nbspHealthinformation systems architectures and strategies&nbsp(2nded.). London: Springer.