In the purview of HIS, every patient’s healthcare record is maintained punctiliously while ensuring that confidential information is secure. Health care information professionals endure the responsibility of keeping, updating and ensuring that the healthcare information of the patient is safe. Physicians, medical laboratories, use this information and the management of the healthcare organization in their bid to ameliorate the services provided (Maria 2012). HIS exist in a myriad of ways, such as patient care applications, management and enterprise systems, e-health applications and strategic decision support applications. Each of these applications has specific benefits to health care organizations.
Technology presents opportunities of providing health care in an effective and efficient manner. The advent of smart phones and tablets has made the use of patient care applications possible. Mobile technology makes use of Patient Care Applications to manage the information of patients. By 2017, mHealth’s market is postulated as $26 billion. In a hospital setting, the Patient Care applications are important since Physicians and nurses have time constraints and these applications present caregivers with relevant patient information at the point of care provision. In effect, this encourages collaborative decision-making process and errors are reduced (Skidmore 2013). With this information system, caregivers do not frustrate patients with similar questions from time to time. The patients have a heightened quality of services and experiences in the health care organization.
In surgery, the Patient Care Applications play a key role. During surgeries, doctors often need to access information, both prior to the operation and during the operation. Some applications can help the surgeon monitor and guide his actions during the operation