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Running Head: INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY 1Information System TechnologyStudent’s NameInstitutional Affiliation
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 2Information System TechnologyThe use of information systems and computer-based technology in healthcare facilitiesplays a significant role in health care delivery to patients. It makes work more effective andefficient through the reduction in service delivery time. The technology improves the accuracy ofdiagnosis and readily avails the patient’s data for timely decision making; thus saving lives. Thequality of patient healthcare has immensely improved due to the use of health informationsystems 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 inadvancing the nursing profession and healthcare.The primary objective of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the nursing andhealthcare facilities is to improve patient care and reduce safety risks. An EHR system allowsinstant and secure retrieval of patients’ data the across authorized health facility users in realtime. 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 isevident through a reduction in the number of hospital deaths and a decrease in the servicedelivery 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 toseamless 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 healthcare providers are required to use their available EHR capabilities to develop and exchangepatient health information which leads to advanced quality patient care and reduction of safetyrisks (Mirani & Harpalani, 2013). Better health care services have resulted from maintaining
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY 3accurate patient data, quick, efficient patient record access, complete liable documentations ofpatient details, and reduced costs.The use of information systems and data use helps in shaping the nursing profession, andit helps in developing, supporting and improving evidence-based practice and improved patientoutcomes. Through the first developing information technology, all the types of nurses are