Information Technology Is Responsible For The Advanced Technology

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Discussion Board Forum One Advancement in technology continues to change the way we live. The more advanced technology becomes, the more it improves and simplifies our lives. A perfect example is the impact that advanced computer development has had on our healthcare system. Healthcare information technology (HIT) created, electronic health record (EHR) systems for collecting comprehensive patient data. This data is then shared with other healthcare providers, and organizations. A program within EHR called, Computerized provider order entry (CPOE), is for patient’s orders. Electronic medical records (EMR) collect medical and clinical data for only one healthcare provider. Electronic medication administration record (eMar) was created to ensure safe delivery of medications. Health informatics is responsible for the advanced technology in our healthcare (Breitenbach, 2016). Informatics is the science and art of collecting, organizing, storing, sharing, and applying information using computerized technology. Health informatics focuses on information associated with, computer and information sciences, health sciences, and social sciences. The goal of health informatics is to promote healthcare delivery, and improve healthcare (Ramona & Staggers, 2014, p.2). Nursing informatics focuses on information and technology that support nursing practice, including patient care, education, and research (Breitenbach, 2016).
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