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Running Head: INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY 1 Information System Technology Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 2 Information System Technology The use of information systems and computer-based technology in healthcare facilities plays a significant role in health care delivery to patients. It makes work more effective and efficient through the reduction in service delivery time. The technology improves the accuracy of diagnosis and readily avails the patient’s data for timely decision making; thus saving lives. The quality of patient healthcare has immensely improved due to the use of health information systems in nursing and healthcare. The paper explores the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) system as a significant contribution and support for evidence-based practices in advancing the nursing profession and healthcare. The primary objective of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the nursing and healthcare facilities is to improve patient care and reduce safety risks. An EHR system allows instant and secure retrieval of patients’ data the across authorized health facility users in real time. The system contains the medical and treatment records of the patient as well as diagnosis, dates of immunization, laboratory test results, and radiology images. The positive change is evident through a reduction in the number of hospital deaths and a decrease in the service delivery time due to continuous improvement in patient care and accuracy data management (Chung & Stagger, 2014). The digitization of health records in participating facilities has led to seamless information flow thus transforming how the care is provided to patients. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) system allows a direct recording of the patients’ information electronically as opposed to the conventional paper records. The participating health care providers are required to use their available EHR capabilities to develop and exchange patient health information which leads to advanced quality patient care and reduction of safety risks (Mirani & Harpalani, 2013). Better health care services have resulted from maintaining
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INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 3 accurate patient data, quick, efficient patient record access, complete liable documentations of patient details, and reduced costs. The use of information systems and data use helps in shaping the nursing profession, and it helps in developing, supporting and improving evidence-based practice and improved patient outcomes. Through the first developing information technology, all the types of nurses are
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