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1 Running head: ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS HIM 500 Module 4 Activity: Analysis of Clinical Information Systems Sarah Hadley Southern New Hampshire University
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ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS Medical documentation is a critical element of quality patient care. The expansion of information and communication technology within the science and medical industries has resulted in communication and informatics management innovations. One such innovation is the invention of the Clinical Information System (CIS), a computer- based system designed for collecting, storing, operating, and making clinical information that is important to healthcare readily available (BioHealthmatics, 2006). Such clinical data is helpful for physicians and can include information about the patient’s condition, treatment options, wellness activities, the status of decisions, actions undertaken, and other relevant information (BioHealthmatics, 2006). A CIS is a better solution than paper records when collecting and storing data due to the use of electronic health records (EHRs), improved communication, clinical decision support, training, and research, and legible information that when in combination not only improve the quality of patient care but also increase revenue for a facility and decrease the number of medicolegal cases against physicians. Hand-written systems can be illegible, incomplete, and poorly organized, making it difficult to ensure quality patient care (Tsai & Bond, 2008). A number of advantages are associated with the implementation of a Clinical Information System versus other data collection and storage methods. It is important that doctors are able to communicate with each other in order to ensure that a patient is both safe and treated properly. Communication methods between healthcare professionals are improved while providing all the information a physician could possibly need in order to make ethical decisions (Intensive Care NSW, n.d.). An increasing number of healthcare professionals have become involved in medicolegal cases such as major communication errors or the
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