The Role of Health Information Systems
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 from the Wager, Lee, & Glaser (2017) text and the article by Campanella et al. (2016).
Understanding the role information systems play in health care is essential to the success of health care professionals. Data and information share a common thread; they work together to facilitate decisions. In health care, they can mean the difference between life and death. Both data and information assist in providing quality health care.
Participate in one of the following discussion subtopics as directed by your instructor on or before Day 3 of the course in a 300-word initial post.
- Evaluate the different types of data and/or information consumed by health care organizations as it relates to patient health technology.
- Compare and contrast the role of data and information in planning, include how data and information are implemented, managed, and accessed.
- Assess an issue related to health care data that illustrates why data quality is important.