Discussion Question 1, Week 1 - Discussion 2

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Discussion Question 1,

Understanding the role information systems play in health care leadership is essential to the success of health care professionals. In a minimum of 300 words, address the following points in your discussion post:

  • Why is health care information important to all health care professionals?

  • Why is health information system important to health care?

  • Name four of the major health information systems and their use.

  • What is the impact of health information systems on patient care?

  • What are at least three definitions of the term “health care information”?

Week 1 - Discussion 2

Health information systems, like most technologies, face issues with data input and information output. Major issues of health information systems may vastly impact the accessibility and/or integrity of patient-protected health information (PHI).  Health care leaders are continuously concerned about PHI quantity, quality, security, and efficiency. In a minimum of 300 words, address the following points in your discussion:

  • List the main categories of information and data.

  • What are three ways in which data can be monitored for quality?

  • What happens when data quality is compromised?

  • How does the health care industry rate in terms of information systems adoption?

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