Is Health Information System an Investment ?
Information provided by healthcare providers before, during and after the service is an important tool, resource, and value. Processing, storing and transferring of healthcare information forms the framework of health informatics
Hospitals are organizations where information production and information flow are both very rapid and uninterrupted. This information flow and speed within the human factor should not be forgotten. When the human impact is considered, it is possible to protect, clean and use such intensive information through computers and information systems.
Computer-based information systems have reached the stage of data managed and managed information ”which is effective enough to transform the structures and operations of the institutions in the development process which started with stored and used information phase.
Considering all this, hospital information systems (HBS) are an investment tool that can manage the complex processes of hospitals rather than a cost item. The flexibility and capability to support the system at the points where processes are separated and intersected are the clearest evidence of why hospital information systems (HBS) are an investment.
Therefore they are designed as a modular structure. Thanks to this structure, all processes such as medical processes, administrative and financial processes, procurement processes, support services are done in a computer environment and all data are saved in a common database. This results in labor and saves time.
As a result;
While patient registration, patient admission, laboratory, radiology, advanced examination and diagnosis, surgery and all operational units together with vital information and methods such as Pharmacy and Drug management provide information integrity with common database, the information, and communication network established in the hospital it is the greatest proof that the HSB is an investment.