Query-based exchange is the “ability for providers to find and/or request information on a patient from other providers, often used for unplanned care. Query-based exchange is used to search and discover accessible clinical sources on a patient” For example, a query-based exchange can assist a provider in obtaining a health record on a patient who is visiting from another state, resulting in more informed decisions about the care of the patient. Consumer-mediated exchange is the “ability for patients to aggregate and control the use of their health information
M. Meenatchi et al  provided a working model which incorporates sensors to measure parameters like body temperature, heart beat rate. A micro-controller board is used for analyzing the inputs from the patient and any abnormality felt by the patient causes the monitoring system to give an alarm. Also all the process parameters within an interval selectable by the user are recorded online. This is very useful for future analysis and review of patient’s health condition. For more versatile medical applications, this scheme can be improvised, heart beat sensors and annunciation systems, thereby making it useful in hospitals as a very efficient and dedicated patient care system.
They optimize the effective and safe use of medicines in acute illness and long term conditions. Furthermore, they support healthy lifestyles and independent living. However, to ensure that community pharmacies give good services, training must be conducted to increase pharmacists’ confidence level which will give a good impact on customer’s attitude on health. People always visit community pharmacy to purchase medicines, health care product or even to get pieces of advice from the pharmacists. Since pharmacists can also carry out health checks, people sometimes will refer to pharmacists before getting an advice from their doctors.
Also, the system promotes more sound clinical decision making through the integration of patient data from a variety or multiple sources within a healthcare institution. Slide three Effect of an electronic health information system on Patient Centered Care Patient centered care is an important part of maintaining and improving the quality of healthcare and making sure that the interests of the patient are given the first priority. Thanks to the rapid advancements in healthcare, specifically regarding informatics, an electronic healthcare information system provides the best and a consistent improvement of quality healthcare. An electronic health information system allows patients and their healthcare providers to have a more active role and participate in their journey towards health. Today, nurses and other healthcare providers are using electronic health information systems to enter, organize and conduct detailed and thorough analysis of the medical information of their clients.
One of the ways in which technology has improved technology and quality of life of patients, by making sure that the caregivers and medical personnel can do their work effectively. Due to technology patients can be able to remain in their homes and still receive care through technology. The doctors can share information with patients digitally, which means that the doctors do not need to be present physically for the treatment to be effected. The advent of technology has also improved the diagnostic approaches. Currently, patients can be able to carry out their diagnosis by typing in symptoms on a computer and read the results; this eventually reduces the extra fees that would have been incurred as consultation fees.
Since they do not receive such assistance, and therefore are better suited only those who can afford to go. • Extensive cover for eligible cancer treatment including out-patient consultations, diagnostic tests and therapies, quality treatment with a choice of consultants and specialists and patient privacy maintained in a clean and comfortable environment, usually with an en-suite room and 24 hour help line offering medical information and guidance is provided however, many patients might not afford to pay for such services. OPPORTUNITIES • Government and private hospitals collaboration for providing quality healthcare system. • Mergers and acquisitions are a strategy to expand a hospitals ' marketplace • Efficiency is innovation—the development of new treatments that are more effective, have a greater positive impact on patient outcomes, and are ultimately less expensive than current standards of care. CHALLENGES • Population health is one of the biggest ideas in healthcare.
A patient’s bill of rights is a list which contains some guarantees for people that are receiving medical care. The bill was presented by the American Hospital Association with the aim that it will contribute to more effective care. Patient’s bill of right among other things ensures patients information, fair treatment and autonomy over any other decision by health care providers. The uses of bill of rights in clients care cannot be overemphasized. Firstly, it assures sense of fairness in health care system because one major goal is to meet patients’ needs.
(Krueger, 2010) This means that it is also so much easier for clinics and doctors to reach their patients. Hospitals are using social media to contact their patients, answer questions and even launch campaigns. Advanced healthcare even uses social media to set up reminders to remind patients of their check up and appointments. Information technology has made patient care safer and more reliable than before. (Krueger, 2010) This means that patient’s medical records, history and checkups are now recorded in database so that nurses and doctors know they are administering the correct treatment and it can be referred to later.
This feature allows the medical staff to track account receivables and account payables, print invoices and so on in an instant. It eliminates the need for data redundancy in a clinic software. Such feature frees up the manual resource to focus on core activities of the clinic. The highly efficient clinic software of SBS Consulting comes up with a module called Email and SMS Management. It sends automatic alerts or reminders to the patient about their upcoming appointments at the clinic.
The use of a nursing information system such as our Bar Code System, will document types of medications used in hospital settings catering to patient’s needs. It will also provide checks and double checks which is a valuable tool because it maintains the five rights of medication administration, notification are at the nurses finger tips, errors and warnings are readily available, allergy checking is automatically performed, dose checking and other relevant clinical data are