1. Health IT is efficient and reduces errors
Taking into account all of the delays, repeat procedures, and errors made while offering care, health care can waste huge resources. Taking advantage of health information tech gives professionals and patients alike the know-how and tools to eliminate these unnecessary time and money wasters.
2. Informatics improves the quality of care
Doctors and nurses who have convenient access to patient data can standardize care and compare best practices with other institutions. That means the best care strategies proliferate. Analyzing patients for where current care isn’t making a difference allows for concentrated improvements that would have gone unnoticed before.
3. Health Informatics saves hospitals and patients big money
Nearly 50% of all healthcare dollars are lost to inefficient processes. By reducing the need for costly and time-hungry labor, streamlining processes across platforms, and minimizing malpractice claims, studies show hospitals can save up to $60 million over five years.
4. Patients are more educated and involved in their care
Using digital resources instead of conventional pen and paper makes the patient’s side of healthcare more accessible and exciting. Two-thirds of patients report digital informatics are more fun to use, giving them direct access to their records whenever they need it. That gives patients peace of mind and powerful knowledge to make their care more effective when they aren’t physically with their physician or nurse.
5. Health IT enables coordination between professionals and across industries
With so much information easily available, professionals from doctors to IT specialists to attorneys can coordinate their approach. They can spend less time trying to get organized and more time actually administering the services they want and need to. When everyone involved in healthcare has all the information they need, their job is that much easier to perform. That means efficiencies, savings, and effectiveness across the board.