Information Systems

Information Systems Information Systems The patient care information systems are a form of electronic health record that is normally used in hospitals so as to manage the records of the patients. The health Care systems allow entry and retrieval of information with the help of computers as opposed to using charts that are written. The electronic health record is comprehensive, connecting other health care information systems from sections like pharmacy, diagnostic and laboratory services (Wallace, J et al, 2010). This will allow direct access on part of the health care providers to diagnostic results and treatment choices. The records which are computerized allow physicians to enter and manage the records better as well as communication like electronic messaging. A challenge in the implementation of the patient care information systems varies. The first challenge is the technicality with regard to the design of the system as well as realities. There was a big distinction with regard to design of the system and realities where it is developed. The physicians were not able to acquire the essence of a patient’s visit. This led to use of text box to enter data that led to awkward application of the information system. Another challenge lay with the socio-cultural matters. A number of the users considered the information system to be every complex. The systems similarly affected the distribution of work and content of the work and flow of information, for instance the system altered the recording tendencies and questions were highlighted on the person to acquire access to which data, under which setting (Berg 2001). According to Berg efficient user involvement will go a great length to mitigate these challenges. The user-involvement brings about user-controlled design and implementation which integrated the user from the beginning and in additional assessment and design. The users similarly had to be involved in the design of the system so as to acquire essence and complexity of nursing which will not be lost in the system. Additional training should be offered so as to lift of the pressures involved in too much work. References Berg, M. (2001). Implementation Information Systems in Health Care Organizations: myths and challenges. International Journal of Medical Informatics 64, 143-156. Wallace, J et al (2010). The Introduction of an Electronic Patient Care Information System and Health Care Providers’ Job Stress: A Mixed-methods Case Study. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 59(4), 35-48. .