What are the Features of Healthcare Information Technology?

What are the Features of Healthcare Information Technology?

Alex D'Souza, Healthcare Tech Outlook | Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The impact of health information technology has revamped patient care on a global scale.

FREMONT, CA: Healthcare information technology is the approach of information technology to healthcare; it refers to the electronics systems that healthcare professionals utilize to store, share, and analyze the health information. The adoption of health information technology has shown to improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare, and it promotes individual and public health while bettering the accuracy of diagnoses. The software also decreases the costs and medical errors while improving the efficiency of the administrative and clinical process.

Here are some features of healthcare information technology

Patient Portal

With the patient portals, users can practically see everything one would find in an EHR, including patient history, treatments, and medications. A patient can access their medical history, fixed appointments, message their doctor, view bills, and make the payments all online. Patient portals are enabling patients to have more control when it comes to their overall health treatment.

Patients can use their devices, like a phone or tablet, to develop and save personal notes, and also receive alerts and notifications from their providers. Instead of having to wait on the phone during business hours to fix an appointment, a patient can log in, check their doctor’s availability, and then schedule a time that works for both of them.

Patient Scheduling

Patient scheduling software sometimes goes hand-in-hand with a patient portal. In the digital age, many patients prefer to schedule appointments themselves. One can direct the patients to log in to their account and schedule appointments when it’s apt for them, matching up their availability with that of their practitioner.

Providing patients with the accessibility to manage their scheduling radically reduces the phone traffic while enabling the patients to find the particular time and date that works best for them. Instead of calling every time they want to make an appointment, patients can make appointments at any point of time of the day, instead of being able to do so from 9-5.

Medical Billing

One of the time-consuming tasks for practices is the management of all aspects of billing. It’s especially true for busy hospitals and procedures, as there is little time to spare for most functions in the first place. From scheduling an appointment until the payment is processed, medical billing software handles the whole billing workflow process.

In addition to patient billing, the software handles insurance claims, insurance verification, payment processing, and patient tracking. If there’s an issue like a late payment, the system alerts them, and they can act accordingly.

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