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Definition of Health Care Information Systems
Health Information Systems (HIS) is usually what we would consider a structure of computer networks capable of running healthcare software and managing data. HIS is much more than this is healthcare. It is the many systems that inter-relate to produce that best service for the public. Clinical guideline must be written to first serve as a standard for the HIS. These guidelines are based on standards that are necessary for the public safety and health. Many departments within an organization all work within the same systems. This helps to reduce redundancy and provides quick results for testing. Many physicians ascribe to the same HIS as hospitals completing the loop so that patients receive quick and correct results for their care (Weinstock, 2011).
In today's healthcare system, there is more to be considered in a HIS. This also means insurance as well as systems for making sure that the organizations can maintain the balance between the new laws and solvency. The compelling factors that are influencing the integration of health systems are major changes in healthcare that have taken place in the past few years (Frenk, 2009).
The other important piece of HIS is the ability to conduct research. Without the robust systems that can generate data, it would be much more difficult to collate as much data that is would take to make a successful study. Research can also be done across the globe more easily because organizations are using standardized programs to report types of data (www.who.int/healthinfo/.../EN_PDF_Toolkit_HSS_InformationSystems.pdf).
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