The Integration of Information Technology and The Art of Medicine

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The integration of Information Technology and the art of Medicine is a challenging process due to the vast variables associated with health information data. Physicians during their medical training are taught to use evidence based medicine. This means using the most up to date scientific research data that has been analyzed and accepted as fact. (Sharon Bahrych, 2011) The defining elements and expectations of quality competent medical care provided to an individual has many varying factors that ultimately determine the patient’s course of treatment. The standards of care and identifying the patients’ needs is an art form in itself, the push to have Clinical Decision Support Systems integrated into a Health Management Information System …show more content…
Smartphones are also capable of accessing patient’s records when receiving consult requests or emergency admissions. Diagnostic equipment and monitoring systems have the capability to integrate within EMR/EHR system delivering real-time data and expediting critical results to add to the Clinical Decision Support Systems algorithms to facilitate effective treatment. An efficient Health Management Information system must be adaptable to many medical practice disciplines, have the ability to be upgraded to integrate various medical technologies and interfaces. Medical Device Data System is a device or software that allows automatic data transfers from Medical equipment directly into an EMR system. The FDA definition of MDDS - are hardware or software products that transfer, store, convert formats, and display medical device data. MDDS hardware could be hardwired or integrated in a wireless network. Software would be programs either developed by EMR venders or medical equipment manufacturers, or other technology manufactures registering with the FDA for MDDA status. Objectives are to increase data integration throughout the EHR to achieve interoperability on a greater scale. Quality and continued reliability is critical to achieve quality patient care in real time. The FDA has defined and is regulating systems with outlined parameters. In researching

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