Electronic Prescription System
Health Information Technology The term "health information technology" (health IT) is a broad concept that encompasses a set of technologies to store, share, and analyze health information. Increasingly, health care providers are using health IT to improve patient care. But health IT isn't just for health care providers. It can be use health IT to make better communication between patients and doctors, learn and share information about patient’s health, and take actions that will improve the quality of life. Health IT lets patients be a key part of the team that keeps them healthy. Types of Health Information Technology Electronic health records (EHRs) allows hospitals or doctors keep records of patients health information, such as the history of diseases and which medications they are taking. Up until now, most hospitals and doctors stored this information in paper files.EHRs are electronic systems that store patient’s health information.EHRs allow doctors to more easily keep track of patient’s health information and may enable them to access patient’s information when patient has a problem even if their office is closed. EHRs also make it easier for doctor to share information with specialists and others so that everyone who needs patient information has it available when they need it.Some EHRs may also allow you to log in to a web portal to view your own health record, lab results, and treatment plan, and to email your doctor. Personal health records (PHRs).A PHR is a lot like an EHR, except that patient controls what kind of information goes into it.Patient can use a PHR to keep track of information from his/her doctor visits, but the PHR can also reflect his/her life outside the doctor's office and his/her health priorities, such as tracking food intake, exercise, and blood pressure. Sometimes, PHR can link with his/her doctor's EHR. e-Health Tools"e-Health tools" that patient can use on his/her own, if he/she wish, that may be considered a part of the broader health IT world. These include: Personal health tools, these are tools that help patient check his/her health, get feedback, and keep track of his/her progress to better manage his/her health .Examples include smart phone "apps" that can help patient set and monitor fitness goals and cell phone text reminders to take your medicine on time. Online communities can help people connect with one another to try to maximize good health (such as during pregnancy) or to respond to concerns about poor health. Through online communities patient can share information with -- and emotionally support -- others facing similar concerns about a particular disease or disability.These e-health tools are designed to place patient at the center of care – helping to put the "I" in health IT. Management of Health IT systems Due to the threat of patient data breaches, widespread use of mobile health devices and telemedicine technologies, and updates to health IT-related incentive programs and regulations, providers that adopt health IT systems sometimes replace or upgrade their systems. E-prescribing.A paper prescription can get lost or misread. E-prescribing allows your doctor to communicate directly with your pharmacy. This means you can go to the pharmacy to pick up medicine without having to bring the paper prescription. Proposed Project We don’t doubt that health informatics is very common and helpful which the services are much better and tasks are easier,in this project, e-Prescription system was built. E-prescription is the process of electronically generating and sending a prescription order, so that doctors and other medical practitioners can transmit an electronic prescription to a pharmacy directly from the point of care. e-Prescription system improves accuracy, enhances patient safety and quality of care since there is no handwriting for the pharmacist to interpret or calling in prescriptions .The system enters the patient information ,drug. He takes and his diagnose, and retrieve data as reports.