Impact of Health Information Technology Tools on Patient Safety in the Indian Healthcare Industry

The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal 03 Oct 2023 REVIEW ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/18741207-v17-e230925-2022-HT28-4371-9


An aging population, increasing pollution, and people's lethargic lifestyles are some of the main reasons behind the growth of the healthcare sector. Indian entrepreneurs and researchers recognize this growth, opportunity, and the provision of medical services in different ways. The idea of using cloud-based services via the world wide web, networked systems, etc., in healthcare is known as Health Information Technology (HIT). It primarily uses patient-related electronic medical records, information, and data to provide treatment and services more effectively. The various challenges and issues related to the use of information technology include the unavailability of internet facilities in all regions, the lack of policies, guidelines, standards, and the lack of adequate infrastructure and educated staff members. Developing policies, standards, and guidelines to maintain quality, increasing government funding to improve current infrastructure, and purchasing and installing the appropriate technology based on current healthcare IT-related situations and challenges are some of the recommendations to be made in the existing infrastructure of the healthcare industry. HITs are crucial to maintaining a better healthcare system since they affect overall hospital performance and the quality of health information. This research is not focused on the relationship between HITs, hospital performance and health information quality. It highlights the significance of investing more in HITs and the quality of health information in the healthcare sector, with the predicted outcomes being an increase in productivity, performance leveraging, and mistake reduction.

Keywords: HIT, mHealth, Health care, Covid19, Body sensors, Telemedicine.
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