According to studies complied by the University of Cincinnati and its online masters in health informatics program, the implementation of electronic health records is creating a big impact on the entire healthcare system. Patients can enjoy better and more accurate treatments at lower costs thanks to the use of electronic information systems. Doctors can also perform better when treating patients due to there being more information available to them.To learn more about the full impact, be sure to read The Anatomy of a Health IT Ecosystem infographic by mshi.uc.edu.
Over 80% of our information is stored digitally. Everything from holiday photos to financial details and health records is being migrated to the cloud. There are plenty of benefits to be gained from this shift too. The use of better information systems is not uncommon in many industries, but its implementation in healthcare is probably the best example of how IT has had a lot of positive impact.