Manual Healthcare System and Computer Information System

Manual Health Care System – The existing healthcare system of the hospitals, clinics, laboratories and pharmacies should address the standard delivery of health care

Advantages:

  • Easy to implement
  • Low cost
  • No extra training required
  • Requires minimum effort
  • Quick processing
  • Can be stored anywhere
  • Cannot be easily corrupted (with proper data storage)
  • Easy to prepare
  • Data profiling can be processed easily
  • Readiness of data

Disadvantages:

  • Problem with maintenance
  • Volume of date becomes a problem (storage)
  • Needs lots of paper
  • Problem with flavescent paper
  • Problem with interpretation or transcription
  • Data is not converted easily to information
  • Readiness of the information (not data)
  • Accessibility to any healthcare personnel and accessibility to any healthcare institution.
  • Ounce the data is burned it cannot be reproduced easily.
  • Coordination of data and information is a problem
  • Integration with the other system such as laboratory, accounting, etc is a problem
  • Data handling is a problem

Computer Information System – a computer system simply duplicates the performance of a manual system with lower maintenance cost.

Advantages:

  • Data maintenance
  • Low maintenance cost
  • Volume of data is not an issue
  • No paper is required
  • No problem with interpretation or transcription
  • Data can be converted easily to information
  • Readiness of the information and data
  • Accessibility to any healthcare personnel and accessibility to any healthcare information
  • Data cannot be corrupted easily (with proper backup)
  • Can be integrated with the other system such as laboratory, pharmacy, accounting, and management.
  • Data handling is easy
  • Data integrity is preserved
  • Data communication is possible
  • Statistical information system can be provided
  • Migration to other system is easy
  • Can be expanded
  • Easy data profiling

Disadvantages:

  • Implementation requires severe justification
  • High starting cost requires training for nursing and healthcare giver
  • Requires additional effort to implement
  • Additional manpower is necessary
  • Special storage is necessary
  • Data communication system will have an additional cot
  • Data can be easily corrupted (if no backup is provided)
  • Readiness of data and information is possible when software is provided in the healthcare information system
  • Requires extensive planning, designing and commercial implementation
  • Information management is essential

 

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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