Health care providers like labs, hospitals and x-rays our the house of store which shares and access your health information with the doctors and using computers and other electronic devices makes your work easy for you. Using computers in this interesting way in today fast life is called health information technology or health IT.
Health information technology is a very useful technology. They are as follows eliminating the need for the handwritten medical records thus reducing the paper work..it eliminates the mistakes of misreading of the doctors handwriting and also reducing medical errors by transmitting accurate information electronically. By decreasing the need of repeat medical tests by different doctors which in turn reduces the health care cost and eliminating both staff s time and hospitals storage space to maintain the medical records.improving your health care quality by decreasing the errors and assuring to have exact and accurate information of your health by your health care providers on time.
Throughout your health care system HIT plays a important role. Three important healths IT of the types might affect your future as more of the consumers are opting and using personal health records (PHRs) and more over the entire physician uses the latest electronic health record (EHRs) and electronic prescribing (e-Rx)
Now let’s see about personal health record. A document with information regarding our health and (our family members health) which has to be updated everyday for reference and this effective document is called personal health record.Date of your children immunization, major illness, allergies,operations or most important the list of your family members medicines all this can be followed and tracked on using (PHR).
(PHR) are provided free from hospitals, doctors office, private companies and government. (PHR) is also very easy to use. Some (PHR) company also charges there specific fees monthly or annually. You can manage your health information from anywhere if you have access to internet since your (PHR) is online. Due to electronic facility you can collect, share, manage and view your health information, and having a (PHR) it will help you to manage and take care of your health care more actively.
Electronic health record ( EHR) is an latest method of designed for easy health care. An electronic health record ( EHR) is a document used by hospitals, your doctor, and the doctors staff which is on computer basis. Similar to your old paper medical chart,an EHR provides information from your doctors and also the other health providers. Health conditions. allergies, treatment medications and test all this information you will find in any typical (EHR) certain (EHR) have alerts provided for the test and treatment you undergoing,which is also benefited to the doctors.