Advanced Information Management and The Application of Technology Patricia Rhinevault 6/5/2019 C791 Task 1
A1. • usability One advantage of a health care information system is the ability for patients to access their information and make an informed, educated decision of their personal care and where they decide to go for care. It shows dedication to patient centered care. It also improves efficiency for nurses and providers by improving access patient information. A disadvantage is that is the only place for patient information, and if the system goes down, patient care is significantly delayed and impacted. It can also cause workflow issues if the nurse or provider isn’t well trained in the system. • interoperability Interoperability refers to the ability of a system to talk to another system. In increases patient safety by the exchange of information and reduces the amount of waste produced by computerizing information. The “interoperability” for much of the computerized information processing within the organizational framework must be upheld both. Specifically, in medicine, the materials cover the entire range of patient care data and the methods used span a wide range of disciplines, including the management, behavioral, and fundamental sciences, not just information processing and communications. (Tan & Payton, 2010). While there are many benefits of interoperability, there are also difficulties. It is challenging for small hospitals to purchase the large EHRs and instead use paper or hospital made health information systems. Another struggle of interoperability is most hospital legacy systems have been developed using different computer languages, compiled on different platforms, executed on different hardware—thereby supporting different data structures, types, and formats. The diversity of these systems was not the result of a well-planned development effort nationwide, but it has simply evolved, as autonomous and heterogeneous systems proliferated due to changing institutional needs (Tan and Payton, 2010). Luckily, the emerging world of information technology is bringing awareness to the need for systems to communicate. • scalability
Scalability refers to the organizations ability to grow and expand its electronic health record. Being able to grow means adding more facilities which results in increased pay back from insurance companies and patients. With the growing complexity of electronic health record data sources, it has proven to be a significant challenge to set up a structure which allows a massive data exchange involving a large number of concurrent users (Zhang and Zhang, 2013). In order for an EHR to be successful, it must work regardless of how large a hospital becomes or how many clinics are added.
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