It’s not very uncommon that one gets to hear of the impact of health information technology on health administration and how it has revolutionized patient care on a global scale. A curious mind raises questions like- what exactly does Health Information Technology mean? And how does India fare in HIT vis-à-vis the rest of the world? This article makes a modest attempt to address some of these questions.
In very simple terms, Health information technology (HIT) is another way to describe the comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and the secure exchange of health information among patients, practitioners, government, quality entities, and insurers.
In addition to providing a higher quality of care, healthcare software saves time and money. By using HIT, the time and effort spent managing daily operations and administrative tasks can be reduced, allowing healthcare organizations to focus more on patient treatment and health. Faster prescriptions, information sharing, reduced paperwork, and better follow-up are just a few examples of how healthcare information systems are helping facilities to become more productive and efficient.Read more...