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IT Management

A Key Concept in Information Systems

Introduction

Information is believed to be a key asset of any business today. No matter how exactly the business operates, disclosure of information to people that are not authorized to make changes to it or utilize it will be costly. The disclosure of information is a serious blow to any company, which may result in loyal customers’ loss, downgrade of the business’s reputation and image in the market, and considerable loss of business opportunities.

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Healthcare

Information Systems Structures in Health Care

In today’s complex health care environments, organizations must be knowledgeable of current and emerging trends and regulations to achieve optimal patient care and treatment at all times. A key component of this practice is to keep patients updated regarding their medical records, appointments, medications, tests, and other statuses with their computers or mobile devices. This prevents the necessity to contact offices and clinics by phone to obtain medical records and updates. In response to this need for mobile access to updated medical information, a system known as MyChart is used widely across many health care organizations in the United States.  The MyChart system has already been proven successful and useful to patients seeking updated medical information quickly and efficiently.

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Healthcare

Information Systems and Modern Healthcare

Healthcare is a multi-billion dollar industry that consists of billions of financial and informational transactions each year. It is a must that timely, accurate and reliable clinical and administrative information be delivered. This is essential for successful, high-quality and cost-effective delivery of services and organizational management. Consequently, reliable information systems are important for managing relevant health data, and information systems are also integral to how various aspects of a healthcare organization function. For example, a nurse administering medications, a doctor explaining research findings to a patient, a billing clerk filing claims or a CEO needing justification to upgrade a hospital department all need access to accurate and timely data (Wager, Lee, & Glaser, 2009). With this being the case, the importance of the study of information systems in modern healthcare is evident.