Healthcare professionals rely on various medical tools to diagnose, treat, and follow up on their patients' health. Information technology provides another helpful tool to help improve service delivery in healthcare systems by providing efficient and cost-effective solutions. Here are some ways Information Technology supports healthcare professionals.
Reducing Medical Errors
An error in a medical chart can lead to a misdiagnosis and cause a patient to receive the wrong treatment. Medical malpractices such as incorrect prescriptions and unnecessary surgeries can adversely affect the health of a patient and sometimes lead to death. Electronic Health Records facilitate the storage of accurate data on each patient's medical diagnosis, treatment, and progress. This technology enhances patients' safety and eases the transfer of records from one department to another.