Purpose & Description
The health care industry is rapidly changing with the expansion of digitization, consumerization, and cost saving initiatives driving the industry. These changes have forced health care organizations to reassess and modernize their current systems as well as develop new business and technology capabilities.
The centrality of IT in creating a framework to provide comprehensive management of health information across computerized systems and its secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers is undisputed.
Advances in IT are increasingly viewed as the most promising tool for improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. Health information sharing between patients and providers helps to improve diagnosis, promote self-care, and enables patients to know more information about their health and treatment options.