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Computer-based data warehouses or repositories of information regarding the health status of a client, which are replacing the former paper-based medical records. Systematic documentation of a client’s health status and health care in a secure digital format, meaning that they can be processed, stored, transmitted, and accessed by authorized interdisciplinary professionals for the purpose of supporting efficient, high-quality health care across the client’s healthcarecontinuum. Improves patient care by:oReducing the incidence of medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical records.oMaking the health information available, reducing duplication of tests, reducing delays in treatment, and patients well informed to take better decisions.oReducing medical error by improving the accuracy and clarity of medical recordsHuman-Technology InterfaceThe study of interaction between human and technology. With the evolution of technology and computer science, healthcare has been through many developments in respond to tech-world.Human-Technology Interface in nursing defined as the application of computer technology to all fields of nursing. It is hardware and software through which the user interacts with any technology (e.g., computers, patient monitors, and digital screens). Indeed, the use and the development of technology in the clinical areas has become a necessity. Such technology has been already practiced in many nursing departments.oFor example, the cardiac monitoring systems, defibrillators, electronic thermometers, intravenous pumps, Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps and many others hardware.May present information using text, numbers, images, icons or sound. oAuditory, visual, or even tactile alarms may alert users to important information. Problems may include: oNurses devise workarounds, such as removing armband from the patient oMajor cause of as many as 87% of all patient monitoring incidentsHealth Information TechnologyHIT has been promoted as a key strategy to achieve better care, affordable care, and healthy populations and communities.
Comprised of “hardware, software, integrated technologies or related licenses, intellectual property, upgrade, or packaged solutions sold as services that are designed for or support the use by healthcare entities or patients for the electronic creation, maintenance, access or exchange of health information.Involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment. Widespread use of health IT within the health care industry will improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care.