Information systems in health care

please answer the following questions with 200-250 words each

DQ 1-

What are the components of an information system? What does “accessibility” mean in the context of IT systems and how does it apply to health care settings? Provide a specific example to support your rationale.

DQ 2-

How do health care information systems enhance quality of care and coordination of care? Discuss at least two benefits and challenges of information systems in health care.


Read Chapters 1 and 3 in Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management.

Read “A Holistic Roadmap to the Cloud: How to Plan, Navigate and Arrive Safely and Securely,” by Gelman, from Journal of Healthcare Information Management (2015).

Read “Point-of-Care Identity Security: Cryptographic Key System Proposal for the Prevention of Medical Identity Theft Using Identity Secure Digital Transactions,” by Blewett and Kilduff, fromJournal of Healthcare Information Management (2015).

Read “Healthcare Community Cloud: Enabling the Next Generation of Health IT Innovation,” by Bobis and Toussaint, from Journal of Healthcare Information Management (2015).

Requirements: 150-200 words each

Answer preview

With the advancement of technology and medical practices, quality healthcare delivery has necessitated various medical professionals. They include nurses, doctors, and specialists. When all these professionals deal with one patient, the healthcare provision must be coordinated. The electronic health record systems (EHR) coordinate this care without incorporating excessive fragmentation. They do this by integrating and organizing patient’s information so that it can be distributed amongst professionals who will have access to a particular patient.

The EHRs ensure that healthcare providers can have a piece of accurate, up-to-date information about their patients (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2017). This is important for patients seeing multiple specialists, being treated in emergency departments, and translocated. Since it minimizes assumptions and errors and avoids unnecessary tests, the patient’s overall care is greatly improved. It also reduces the chances of one specialist being unaware of pre-existing patients’ conditions or those being handled by fellow specialists. The patient’s outcome is eventually optimized.

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Information systems in health care