Most hospitals around the globe are rapidly moving towards implementing a hospital information system from a paper-based health information records for enhanced patient care facility.
With the old paper based medical records system, the heavy volume and variety of health records caused various problems in the delivery of best patient care. Paper-based healthcare patient records can be misplaced easily thus can lead serious issues in a hospital and badly impacts the planning of care, legal matters, and decision making policies. Thus, to reduce all the above problems, hospitals have started to use a hospital management information system to improve the processes of various departments of a hospital via creating electronic health records.
A powerful Hospital Information System is developed to help physicians in accessing a variety of patient records thus enhancing health care quality. The objective of a HIS is to organize information from all healthcare operations, including coordination, planning, decision making, etc.
The aim of Hospital Information System implementation is to enhance the availability of patient information by making data available for patient care; to reduce the delay time for diagnostic information, such as laboratory reports, and to enhance patient administration process. The implementation of HIS seems necessary to meet the growing healthcare industry demands, to reduce the heavy treatment and administrative work loads, and better patient care planning.