Health IT has never been in the front and center of the IT support ecosystem more than ever before. As the world battles the pandemic, healthcare systems around the world continue to demand more from existing IT infrastructure, putting pressure on systems to perform at maximum capacity. The whole Health IT system, which largely revolves around data shared across groups about patients and healthcare professional practices, is critical in responding fast and efficiently to the needs of the decisionmakers across sectors of society. Behind the scenes, IT personnel of hospitals and healthcare facilities are also on their toes, ensuring that all systems are running and minimizing down times to make sure systems are up and available 24/7.
At the core of hospital systems is the Hospital Information System (HIS). This system aggregates and integrates several systems within a complex organizational structure and operations of a hospital. Normally, the HIS is composed of several sub-systems that serve many different functions. These subsystems maximize information-communications technology to facilitate the functions within and around the hospital. Two major categories of subsystems are the systems for patient care and managerial information system.
With digital technology improving the way healthcare systems administer services and treatments, it is but important for the healthcare organization to of course determine the challenges they face to identify the most effective solutions. As patient records start even before birth and continues on even after death, it is critical for IT service providers and other technical support services to understand the functions that the organization struggle with and present solutions that would enhance service delivery drastically. Due to the pandemic the world suffers from today, IT service providers for healthcare facilities are as critical as the frontline workers given the amount of information that needs to be captured, processed, and published in real time. Without the critical information available real time, frontline workers, medical staff and professionals are handicapped. Without information from health centers at the end of processes, decisionmakers in society and governments will have the challenge of determining the best way forward.
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