Nowadays, medical centers and hospitals need Information Technology (IT) to improve safety, efficiency and its quality of health care. With that means they also need the healthcare IT staff to handle it. What are some examples of healthcare IT?
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
Electronic Medical Records are exactly what they sound like: patient data. It consists of various data such as patient’s name, age, blood type, allergies, medical records, etc. The data is original and provides real-time access to every patient’s activities, including billing data.
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
CPOE is a system of ordering and fulfillment for medication. CPOE also includes radiology study, laboratory orders, medical procedures and transfers.
Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS)
CDSS is a system built to help physicians, doctors, and nurses make decisions for patients. This system provides treatment recommendations and also real-time diagnostics. Usually it’s used together with EMR and CPOE.
Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)
PACS is technology designed to capture diagnostic and radiology images from various devices such as X-Ray, CT-Scan, and even from MRI. This system can store them to a medical record, or clinical data repository.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RFID is a technology that tracks patients through the hospital.
Electronic Materials Management (EMM)
EMM is a technology that tracks and manages inventory of medical supplies and other materials in medical centers and hospitals.
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