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Jeanette Almaraz
HCS/483 Health Care Information System
Mr. Allen
December 4, 2010

Important of Information System
“Information system (IS) is an arrangement of information (data), processes, people and information technologies that interact to collect, process, store and provide as output information is needed to support the organization. (Health Care Information System, Chapter 2)” With information technology being a component that is use in every day work history, it is known to be the main source of keeping information system on track. For example, computer technology such as hardware and software and telecommunication technology such as data, image and voice networks needs to in place for any health-care organization. Without these particular devices many issues can go wrong. . So the first step is to have to select a program and obtain it. But we ask where can we start to look? We need to look for a system that involves administrative and clinical information such as patient administration system (admission, discharge, transfer, etc.), others administrative and financial system (accounts payable, general ledger, personnel management, payroll, etc.), ancillary information system (laboratory information, radiology information, pharmacy information, etc.) and other clinical information (nursing document, EHR, Computerized provider order entry, etc.). Although information system involves all listed above, my main focus is Electronic Health Records. Electronic Health Records system is one that we have to choose which system will work for us very carefully. Electronic health system investment requires time and money. We have to choose a system that has very high security in place. The goal is to protect the privacy of our patient. The digital formats of patient records are denominate. However, patient information store electronically is uniquely use to identify by another identifier. For example, if a patient goes into a physician office because he...
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