Health Information Technology (HIT) is rapidly developing, and physicians recognize its valuable role in improving quality of care. A comprehensive implementation of HIT can greatly improve healthcare safety and outcomes while increasing the accuracy of diagnoses. Here are some strategies for maximizing the benefits of HIT:
Acceptable Cost to adopt?
HIT adoption can be an expensive process. Make sure you have the resources to put up the capital, and that the advantages of implementing the system will be worth the cost.
Think about the type of information you deal with and how it can be managed. You will have to identify which external data sources are helpful, and the best way to gather and store them.
Integration of Frameworks
Determine how the HIT framework will be integrated into your daily operations, and how much training your staff will require.
If the idea of full HIT integration seems intimidating, remember that a group of early adopters within the healthcare community have already proven the effectiveness of full HIT integration. You can find out about them online and reach out to other physicians for advice.