Islands of information

The data generated by the healthcare field is enormous and consists of patient health records, analytics from medical equipment, and administrative data and documentation required for practitioners and management units.

How can all this data be managed? Using a Hospital Information System (HIS) with the support of Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

Integration with already-in-use software is made feasible by electronic systems, which also provide access to all relevant data and documentation in one spot. HIS with EMR systems are made to integrate healthcare organisations’ departments and simplify administrative chores. It is mandatory to have all sub-systems such as Financial Information System (FIS), Human Resource Information System (HRIS), Radiology Information System (RIS), Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), Queue Management System (QMS), and various mobile apps interlink and in communication with one another, which also able to facilitates other healthcare treatment and service areas like e-healthcare and telemedicine.

Information can be shared between systems to support ongoing healthcare treatment. Poor data flow between these systems results from a lack of system integration. Systems that are networked, offering services to patients, resulting in continuous workflow and integrated information flow, and facilitating healthcare decision-making are the goals of both HIS and EMR in achieving lower expenses, quick and easy access to healthcare services and able to cover a variety of geographical locations. Creating an integrated system improves productivity and lowers many of the costs associated with information management. Additionally, it improves agility, which makes it easier to meet the industry’s constantly shifting demands.