The Health care information technology

The Health care information technology





Question 1

Health information technology has significantly impacted the outcome of the patients care. Most of the departments such as radiology, pharmacy and laboratory have adopted the use of computers to assist in speeding up the process in the bid of providing better outcome (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). The creating of a new nursing informatics position in most health care for evaluation, selection, and supports a safe patient’s care. The health care setting presently integrate electronic medication prescribing, Tele- health, online appointment and the mobile laboratories where the informatics nurses are essential in guaranteeing the digital interface solutions with the other departments in the office. Moreover, the in-house communication has been initiated quickly for the efficient services.

Question 2

First, now the nurses can communicate more efficiently with the patients in words through some coded electronic sensors (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). This has benefited the healthcare since they don’t need to spend all their time in the words but they can monitor the patients from the control rooms. Second, the quality care since the errors is now limited due to the accuracy of the machines such as the electronic recording used to give the explanation about the patient. On the other hand, the communication systems have created some laziness within the departments and also the failure of the machine due to power may also result in loss of critical data.

Question 3

A responsible nurse should make sure that he or she has both recorded the data from the laboratory in both the electronic documents and a backup system to stand in the gap when a machine fails. The other issue, responsible nurses should not entirely rely on the information communicated from the patient’s rooms but instead should constantly be the check on the patients for the betterment of the services. Therefore, regular checkups should be done on an hourly basis despite the availability of the machines (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014).


Hinkle, J., & Cheever, K. (2014). Brunner and Suddarth’s textbook of medical-surgical nursing (13th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.

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