- Discuss what would happen over the next 20 years if all health care organizations stopped updating / improving their clinical information systems. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Health care organizations need to continuously update and improve their clinical information. Updating and improving clinical information is important because it helps decision-making. If health care organizations stop, improving their systems for the next 20 years will lead to problems in health care.
Information is important in every undertaking in healthcare. The various stakeholders in healthcare must invest in technology to improve collection and storage of information in form of secure databases (Goldsmith, 2011). Failure to do this, the healthcare organization will not have the ability to deliver quality, effective and efficient care to its patients.
- Consider the difficulties involved in the development of any health information system and make at least three recommendations for ensuring optimal development.
There are many challenges that hinder the development of healthcare information system. Healthcare information system requires much research and testing to ensure suitability of the system. The research and various tests involved in the process of developing health information system are very costly for the health organizations.
The healthcare organizations should use systems that are efficient for the healthcare. The healthcare organizations should also ensure that the users of the systems have the required type of training to support in the implementation of the healthcare system (Sinha, 2012). Training of the users enables the development of systems that are effective and efficient.
- Determine if the benefits of outsourcing outweigh the risks for most healthcare organizations. Provide specific examples to support your response.
Outsourcing has benefits that make it outweigh the risks involved in it. Most health care organizations outsource to enhance profitability and expand the practice by offering more service in different locations (Kongstvedt, 2013). Outsourcing helps the organizations to eliminate the costs of financial burden involved in administration of overheads.
The healthcare organization can outsource the services it does not have. It makes the healthcare organization to have reputation in the health care industry. Outsourcing makes the organizations to reduce costs of training of the new staff to handle the new system.
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