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Modernising Health Information

Modernising Health Information

Help improve patient care, enhance care quality and boost operational performance using information and communications technology and real-time business intelligence.

Medical errors causing patient harm are a growing public health issue. When error occurs, fault is often put on the individual caregiver, not taking into account the conditions in which the issue occurred. Many of these problems are caused by faulty systems, processes and conditions that lead people to make mistakes or fail to prevent them. Improving the quality of decisions and speed of communication across the healthcare continuum will help prevent errors and, thereby, improve patient safety while helping to contain the spiraling cost of delivering care. This includes communication between various providers, between healthcare workers and between healthcare workers and patients.

Make informed decisions for better outcomes

Healthcare organisations often lack timely, comprehensive information to make informed decisions due to a lack of systems integration. Along with this is the inability to effectively communicate across the healthcare delivery community. Modernising Health Information is a systematic approach to using information communications technology (ICT) and real-time business intelligence to help you improve patient care and safety, quality measures and operational performance. By digitising and connecting health information, creating a platform to support decision-making and advancing collaboration between health providers and patients, you can reduce medical errors, improve clinical and organisational outcomes and increase efficiencies.

Three steps to modernising health information

  • Connect information. Connect digital imaging and electronic health records.
  • Collaborate with others. Promote communication between healthcare providers and with patients.
  • Support decisions. Implement a unified system of intelligence.