A Developer’s Perspective on the Differences Between Good & Bad Health IT

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A number of new technologies have emerged on the healthcare scene today. Aimed towards making processes flow more efficiently, these systems have been set in motion to help find patients, evaluate test results and other everyday job-related tasks required by healthcare workers. While over half of all physicians and approximately 80% of hospitals have started keeping electronic medical records, it’s important to note that these systems aren’t exactly foolproof. The infographic below takes a look at the following six areas where examples of good and bad Health IT exist from a programmer’s perspective: 

  •  Finding patients
  • Evaluating test results
  • Entering case information
  • Ordering prescriptions
  • Dealing with dosing
  • Discharging patients