Health information technology has a great impact in underserved communities in improving the delivery of care. Enhancing health IT can address and have an impact on the quality of care, access to care, health outcomes and status, and patient engagement. Health IT tools can assist in the improvement of decision-making and aid in health education within communities so they are willing to learn more about their condition and health. Challenges may arise, but gaining awareness of those challenges while achieving principle goals is very important in accomplishing Holy Cross Health strategic plan of action.
Holy Cross Health strategic plan proposed recommendations that will accommodate for improving community health needs are as described below in this section. Three strategic plan recommendations are presented in the health IT factors to improve the delivery of care and community health needs of underserved communities. Proposed recommendations to be changed and/or included in the original Holy Cross Health strategic plan are described below.
Electronic Health Record System. Information regarding the electronic health record system is the main recommendation that should be included in …show more content…
A number of unmet community health needs were identified, which caused the organization to develop a strategic plan of action for improving unhealthy behaviors, heath status and inequality by planning community benefit programs. In order to resolve unmet community health needs, the original strategic plan detailed several initiatives that will be the continued focused while supporting the mission and meeting the needs of our