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Evolution of Healthcare Information Systems

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Evolution of Healthcare Information Systems


Evolution of Healthcare Information Systems
Filling the gap in health care information technology will support safe, skilled, patient-centered, and successful patient care in a well-timed and appropriate manner.   This paper will examine two current health care organizations and compare and contrast various characteristics that embody the form of information systems presently in operation; evaluate the transfer of data 20 years ago and the exchanging of data as of today.   In addition, this paper will include two significant events and technology advances that have influenced modern HCIS methods.
The IT system is a collection of information, procedures, individuals, information and technology that blend to deliver results of data that support the health care organization. The health care information system¬†consists of administrative and clinical data. ¬†Administrative information systems include financial data and are commonly used for management functions.   IT systems have developed throughout the past 20 years so as to become one of the centerpieces of healthcare reform.
Health care IT systems became more prevalent throughout the current U.S. Health Care industry as compared to two decades ago. The use of computers was not used to the degree as of the present day with consideration   to patient care, documents and records, billing statements, education, etc.   Also discussed in this paper are aspects that concern the comparisons and contrasts of Health Care IT structures used in up to date physician offices as opposed to one of twenty years ago.   Technological improvements and key events that influence current HCIS practices will also be taken into account.  
Comparisons and Contrasts
In the early 1990s, doctor offices were for the most part used paper-based patient records that were accumulated in a locked filing cabinet with limited access.   Physician orders and prescriptions were all handwritten.   Laboratory...

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