Hospital Information Management Case Study

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Hospital is a place where health care services for patients are provided. Health care focuses on preventing, treating, and rehabilitating physical and mental illnesses because health is a primary factor in the existence of all human beings. It is undeniable that good health care should meet the universal standard to provide proper services for people. A hospital information system (HIS) is essentially introduced as a computer system for managing all information in hospital to optimize health care operations and allow health care providers to work effectively. Because of challenging tasks in information management nowadays, the use of information technology is widely spread among hospitals. According to Margaret Rouse, a professional writer…show more content…
Traditionally, the doctors used to communicate with others in person to discuss about the medical results. Since from the past, the way of communication has significantly changed for the better, but it is still not good enough compared to the universal standard. The doctors still manage and maintain medical records by using natural language and delivering the medical reports in a paper-based form. Due to the big amount of people who need to receive healthcare services, these traditional methods can lead to dissatisfaction of patients because they have to wait for their medical results for so…show more content…
Health care is a very important factor in people’s lives. There is high demand in health care services in Thailand that many times hospitals have to transfer their patients to other hospitals when they can’t handle the extra number of patients. The major concerning area about this event is that all of the hospitals work and operate differently and have different ways to do their jobs. There is no standard between the hospital information systems and it can have negative impact on the quality of patient information in the systems, such as duplications, syntax errors and many nonstandard abbreviations. All in all, these problems are important to consider reducing because they have effects on operations in hospital and can cause decrease of patient visits, inefficiency in information management and increase of costs. It is important to support hospitals to focus more on improving their hospital information systems by improving technological advancements because it is the heart of the health care

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