Trends in Health Care Information Technology and Informatics

Trends in Health Care Information Technology and Informatics

Abstract: 

It was not until 1994 that the United States health care industry established information systems capable of handling a universal delivery system. The health care industry has been one of the unhurried organizations to embrace the computer revolution in regards to patient care. Health care comprises of the use and management of a profusion of information that must be collected, managed, reviewed, processed, and mined (McHaney, n.d.). Technology changes rapidly and maintaining the status quo in health care, actually means falling behind, and health organizations cannot afford to do that in a technology-driven world (Rutsky, 1999). This chapter investigates the trends in health care information technology and informatics. The chapter will consist of the following sections: background; issues controversies, and problems; solutions and recommendation; future research directions; and finally the conclusion. This will enhance the field of health information and technology and its influences on all aspects of health organizations and society in general.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authors: 
Dr. Donna Hawkins
Year of Publication: 
2017
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology
Edition: 
Fourth
Pages: 
3805-3815
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date Published: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Place Published: 
Hershey, PA
Publication Language: 
English
ISBN Number: 
9781522522553
DOI: 
10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch330.
Editors: 
M. Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A.
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