The Use of Clinical Systems to Improve Outcomes and Efficiencies
Healthcare systems are improving the quality, accountability, and efficiency in various health sectors as well as reduce the operation cost. As demonstrated in Miller, McInnes, Stolzmann & Bauer (2016), the most excellent way of enhancing the quality of health and hospitals has been remarkably associated by appropriately utilizing the available resource and leverages the various new technologies. Further the studies maintains that facilitation and coordination of patient care are significant all across their setting, treatment that is necessary to provide care and surgery, which is safe, effective, and timely. The most significant way of coordination and responsibility is through increasing connectivity between various clinical systems. However, there should be a rational integration between multiple methods that are necessary for ensuring that are clinical officers that are accessing essential information at any time of their wish.
Studies have indicated that the inception of various technologies in improving efficiencies and outcomes. For instance, most clinical systems that ensure exceptional communication are critical because without such a good platform, a significant cause of deaths as well as injuries in several health sectors. Proper communication and coordination have been improving annually due to the introduction of different health records that are electronically available in the systems. For the health informatics, health records ensure that information about various operations and activities that the institution involves in is captured in explicit health information platforms that are about the distribution of patients and data for proper collaboration with other health practitioners. Similarly, health institutions and physicians are on steady plans to implement better technologies with meaningful functionality to ensure that any form of gaps that are available within the health care system is closed. In contrast, proper coordination among patients is provided. International health care statistics show that software health coordination will steadily grow at a higher rate between 2016 and 2020 if such platforms are well established. Besides, the coordination of these different technologies also varies based on the functions and purpose with which they are intended for in hospitals and health.
The rise of technology in our world today has initiated led to massive support to health as well as ensures that the system is credibly useful and efficient (Stadler et al., 2016). Studies also show that the use of patient-centered portals in hospitals has provided proper patient care at primary levels. As demonstrated in Stadler et al. (2016), it has enabled patients to access their recent doctor’s visit, health records, medication, plan for care, discharge summaries as schedules for the next possible appointment. Interestingly, these technologies and services provide health care organizations, patients, and doctors with immediate access to various needed healthcare information that is required for efficient decision-making and better treatment. Studies have also indicated that the use of patient-centered portals has ensured the active involvement of patients in their care outcomes and efficiencies. Improvement in health and hospitals has led to increased life expectancy and consequently resulted in higher needs for numerous health services that qualified medical professionals accompany. The patient portal has also provided improved care services among patients and their outcomes, decreased cost, and office visits. According to the Medicaid services and Centers for Medicare, the patient portal has been viewed as a new online website that gives patients efficient daily access to their personal health information regardless of their location so long as there are proper internet connections. Through the use of a secure password and username, most patients are on the verge of accessing their necessary health information with ease as well as improve their relationship with other health providers in improving their efficiencies and outcomes.
Other studies also utilize the use of telehealth to revamp the outcome and efficiencies in health and hospitals, especially in assessing patients before they are exposed to elective surgical procedures (Alfano, 2016). As a new and one of the best technologies in the health sector, telehealth is a technique that health professionals use to distribute medical treatment and information to other healthcare professionals and individuals after a certain level of technological exploration. Through accessing patient’s merging issues and medical records, physicians use telehealth for visual assessment and airway exploration of health services, which are associated with lab data, review history, and previous tests to ensure the surgical procedures are coherent. As a new technology, the utilization of telehealth medicine in hospitals provides an exceptional alternative that can be used for formulating other proper health care services to assert probable outcomes and efficiencies. According to McWilliams,et al. (2019), the use of smartphone technology, as well as clinical learning among surgeons, has boosted their active participation in various health care operations and systems. The study also demonstrates that the introduction of the trend towards smartphones and applications have enabled students and health providers to remarkably exploit the various technological process to increase health efficiencies and outcomes.
According to Morilla, Sans, Casasa & Giménez (2017), the use of smartphones, which are convenient and accessible, HIT has been of great significance in ensuring the availability of information for health operations. Most health and hospitals have sought to show the importance of information technology and how they increase the productivity and performance of various nursing home services. The study further demonstrates that the introduction of healthcare information technology (HIT) across multiple nursing homes has been of great benefit in terms of cost, productivity, efficiency, and quality. For instance, studies have shown that the technology is easy and cheap to access and operation with such a platform without causing errors that might interfere with the purposed outcome. Rationally, the system, through assimilation into the existing ones in nursing homes, has provided significant improvement among patients and the staff. However, as demonstrated in Carey et al. (2015), HIT ensures that the nursing homes are properly governed, and their demands reached based on the outlined principles that either govern the entre institution or give it a complacent rendition for exploration of other meaningful concepts that can be used to enhance efficiencies and outcomes.
According to Miller, McInnes, Stolzmann & Bauer (2016), the use of technology such as dashboards in health and hospitals has adversely continued to improve. The study asserts that the use of smartphones and HIT has made exceptional differences in accessing information with health systems and proper documentation. Further, the evolution of patient portals has enabled health practitioners to adequately address health-related issues that are integral among patients and the critical messages that can be needed to revamp the entire evaluation process. Overall, it will be of great importance if all health professionals can access new technology for active, efficiencies, and coherent outcome.
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