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The paper considers the advantages and disadvantages of information systems in general and then explores how health information systems can lead to medication errors. The paper provides statistics on medical errors and looks at what can be done to minimize these errors. The paper includes an outline
HealthCare Information Systems
HealthCare Information Systems
From the Paper:"E-health is based on various information and communication technologies that are being used in several different ways. Some of the new technologies, such as email, are already in use in most hospitals. Others technologies, such as videoconferencing or the internet, are used more modestly, although their use is growing. Still others represent areas of untapped opportunity. In all cases it is important that technologies enable the delivery of health services to all primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare providers (Brommeyer, 2005).
"Advances in wireless technology have allowed for the rapid development of mobile applications. The mobile revolution has brought about dramatic and fundamental changes to our daily life. It has influenced the way we live, the way we do things, and the way we take care of our health. In the healthcare industry, mobile applications have provide a new frontier in offering better care and services to patients, and a more flexible and mobile way of communicating with suppliers and patients. Mobile applications provide important real time data for patients, physicians, insurers, and suppliers. It has also revolutionized the way information is managed in the healthcare industry and redefined the way that doctors and patients communicate (Keng and Shen, 2006)."
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Healthcare Information Systems and Medical Errors (2012, June 01) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/healthcare-information-systems-and-medical-errors-151342/
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