Healthcare and Information Technology

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Informationtechnology has the ability to improve service delivery in healthcaresectors. Problems in healthcare hinder the efforts of providers tooffer quality services to clients. The paper outlines an interestingaspect concerning the application of information technology inhealthcare.

Hospitalsface pressures to minimize costs and enhance their efficiency. Dailychallenges encountered by healthcare providers influence theapplication of innovative strategies. Supportive processes havetherefore, been established that incorporate information technology(Hoerbst, Hackl, Blomer, &amp Ammenwerth, 2011). Acceptance ofinformation technology in an organization demands knowledge about itsbenefits. Effective delivery of medical care requires individuals whoare highly specialized. Knowledge sharing and acquisition is improvedwhen technology is deployed to accomplish medical research.

Sophisticatedmedication methods have been established using new technologies thatboost activities such as diagnosis, rehabilitation, and therapy(Weaver, Ball, Kim, &amp Kiel, 2016). Implementation of informationtechnology in healthcare has enhanced communication between patientsand healthcare personnel. Satisfaction of patients is also achievedbecause quality and the needs of the clients are promoted throughtechnological innovations. Effective functioning of healthcareorganizations depends on collaboration of workflows, people, andinformation technology. Adoption of information technology inhealthcare helps in the solving the possible challenges (Clifford &ampClifton, 2012). The idea of information technology management is notrecognized in most hospitals. Healthcare providers need to besupported and guided on how to implement the concept successfully.

In conclusion, effective use of information technology facilitatesservice delivery and client satisfaction in healthcare. Quality isenhanced through innovative methods, which are supported byinformation technology. Healthcare providers need to be informedabout the importance of employing information technology in theirprocesses. Adoption of technology requires support from knowledgeableindividuals to ensure that minimal resistance is encountered.

References

Clifford, G. D., &amp Clifton, D. (2012). Wireless technology indisease management and medicine. Annual review of medicine,63, 479-492.

Hoerbst, A., Hackl, W. O., Blomer, R., &amp Ammenwerth, E. (2011).The status of IT service management in health care-ITIL® in selectedEuropean countries. BMC medical informatics and decision making,11(1), 76.

Weaver, C. A., Ball, M. J., Kim, G. R., &amp Kiel, J. M. (2016).Healthcare information management systems. Cham: SpringerInternational Publishing.