IT and Healthcare Research Paper by cee-cee

IT and Healthcare
An analysis of the effects of IT on hospital and health care performance.
# 115171 | 4,621 words | 36 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 10, 2009 in Computer and Technology (Technology) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper examines how health information technologies' (HIT) role has shifted from the siloed more traditional information process functions of the late 20th century to a more process-centric enabling role, with a focus on how critical patient care objectives can be accomplished through the use of information technologies. The analysis presented in the paper illustrates how the deployment of information technologies specifically within hospitals and, in a broader context, throughout healthcare providers, can significantly reduce mortality rates due to more efficient use of information as well as deliver a positive return on investment (ROI). In addition, the exponential increase in the use of analytics specifically for measuring the financial, operational and serviced-based metrics of performance are discussed in this analysis and used as the basis of defining how dashboards and balanced scorecards are increasingly being used to monitor healthcare systems and process performance. The paper also looks at how quality management programs, originally designed to bring hospitals and healthcare organizations into compliance, are serving as the foundation of increased patient satisfaction and a more concerted effort to create enterprise content management (ECM) and knowledge management (KM) processes and systems as well.

Literature Review
Data Analysis
Findings and Discussion
Conclusions and Recommendations

Sample of Sources Used:

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