Howwould the world be without the modern technologies? The advent ofmodern technologies has made things faster, easier, dynamic and morecomfortable. Sensitive sectors such as the health care centers havehighly benefited from the technologies since most of the work iscomputerized hence efficiency has increased (Nelson & Staggers,2014). Before the invention of these technologies, itis true that the death rate was high and was caused by errors thatwould be corrected. Integrated electronic health records and practicemanagement setting have helped in improving the safety and quality ofpatient care. In addition to ensuring a good flow of information,health informatics have helped in cost reduction, maintenance ofelectronic patient records, fewer trials, and errors and the abilityto self-manage illnesses have improved (Nelson & Staggers 2014).
Patientprivacy is crucial and yes, there is a need for more securitymeasures. For example, the patient records can be controlled by anindividual department such that anyone one who wants informationconcerning a patient should go to the departmental office. The nursesshould also be aware of good morals and ethics.
Ifelectronic documentation of student records was not available, canyou imagine what the health care offices would look like? Other thanthe files that would be piling, there would be other issues such asloss of important documents, hard retrieval of documents and manyothers (Miriovsky, Shulman, & Abernethy, 2012). It is true that electronic documentation of patients’information has come with many benefits. Above all this technologyhas ensured that the patients’ records are safe and can beretrieved faster when needed. Through the decreased paperwork, costsand duplication of testing have been reduced, and the health careconvenience has improved (Miriovsky, Shulman, & Abernethy, 2012).
Healthinformatics has played a crucial role in the health care centers. Thepatients have received effective health care through different ways. Cost reduction has enabled more people to afford healthcare. Trialsand errors in diagnosis have substantially decreased, such thatpatients get the right medication on the first time to avoidallergenic reactions from inappropriate information. Maintenance ofthe patients` records has been made easy, thus enabling medics toaccess the patients` history (Miriovsky, Shulman, & Abernethy,2012).
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Nelson,R., & Staggers, N. (2014). Healthinformatics: An interprofessional approach.Elsevier Health Sciences.