Management of patient information is a very important part of providing patient care and executing business functions in health care organizations. Collecting, entering, and maintaining data within health management information systems (HMISs) is critical to patient care and business management. However, investments in technology can be expensive and time-consuming. Purchasing and assisting in the implementation of HMISs requires specialized knowledge and strong leadership skills. Being aware of current technologies and costs is an essential requirement for a health care manager.
Discuss some of the information technology needs of health care organizations that allow them to manage patient information and make informed business decisions.
Describe real-world examples of technologies that could be implemented, and explain their benefits and significance.
Discuss skills and traits that health care managers must possess to facilitate, review, acquisition, and staff “buy-in” for needed technologies.