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Using Technology in Health Education

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It is important that the health information will be well communicated as it influences attitude, perceptions, awareness, knowledge, and social norms, which all act as precursors to behavior changes (Bensley Brookins-Fisher, 2009, p. 74). It also is directly connected to the good or poor quality of the patient care and lessens costs in the hospital and health care center settings (Haux, Winter, Ammenwerth, Brigl, 2004, p. 11). Specifically, information systems benefit the health sector by (1) by providing clinical patient-related information on time. (2) assisting the rest of the hospital staff in their tasks. (3) providing access of information for easy management and giving administrative people and other concerned authorities the scheme that each health care provider do in the provision of individual patient care. (4) maintaining cost and time-efficient services. (5) enhancing health education by reaching more people without spending big amounts. This process requires time to be done. Previously, such a process was well-practiced. but time is essential in health care as every minute a life can be lost or saved. Indeed, the information flow before the existence of information technology was not enough to respond to the fast pace of hospital activities. It is important to take note that the information from the different departments is vital to the diagnosis of the patients’ conditions and to the totality of the health care that is required and must be delivered to a patient. The information may range from different laboratory findings such as CT scans and x-rays results to blood compatibility tests and many other significant diagnostic examinations. If in any case that the condition of the patients needs life-saving measures, although unlikely, there would be nothing else to do but to let that measures wait until appropriate information is known. In the existence of information systems, traditional information documentation fallbacks are put to history.