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Health Information System Adoption 1 Health Information System Adoption C791 Task 1 8/15/2018
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Health Information System Adoption 2 Health Information Systems The incorporation of health information systems (HIS) has greatly contributed to the success of healthcare around the world. HIS helps to improve cost control, timeliness, accuracy of care, service capacity, personnel costs, inventory levels, and quality of care. Although technological advances and HIS have provided very positive benefits to several health care they do have some negative effects. Every technological upgrade has some downsides; however the benefits usually outweigh the risks. Having a system that is simplistic and consistent is critical for patient safety and improvement. Usability is how easy a system is to use or how user-friendly the system is. User- friendly systems are systems that are simple to operate and require little mental strain. Users should have positive experiences with a computer system. The system language must be simple, direct, and used in an effective manner. The system should be relatively easy to use and learnable for all first-time users, especially when completing simple tasks. Completing tasks should be quick and efficient. Users should be able to reestablish former proficiency after long periods of no access to making the system memorable. Fixing errors should be simple and stress free. Users should be able to discover and utilize advanced system features with ease. There should be no redundancies and system speeds must be up to par to prevent user burn out which could possibly result in instances of patient harm. Accessing and sending information should be as easy as the click of a button. Systems with low usability are not user friendly and require lots of time and patience to learn. A systems’ process contains several redundancies and require mental strain of the user. Some of the systems language use can be hard to understand. Completing tasks is time consuming and usually causes user burn out after repeated use. Systems with low usability lead to user workarounds and avoidance of use which can increase the likelihood of patient harm.
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Health Information System Adoption 3 Inter-operability is the ability for different systems and software to communicate and exchange data accurately, effectively, and consistently use and exchange information (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017). Interoperability of systems decreases costs associated with incompatibility of systems. Interoperable systems help to increase employee productivity. Employees can access patient information such as records and history for multiple locations on a single system. Instead of having to conduct phone calls, faxes, and other office processes that are time consuming, the needed information can be accessed with a click of a button. System interoperability increases patient’s safety and security with decreasing paper records. A downside of system interoperability is that the standards across different healthcare
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