Evidence that an integrated information strategy can promote patient safety is the healthcare provider’s ability to quickly and accurately access accurate, complete and up-to date patient data. This can improve communication between clinicians and ensure that they have a full understanding of the individual’s health needs.
It can also reduce the number of errors caused by incomplete or out-of-date records, as well as time spent searching for relevant medical information or history. A centralized system can also help clinicians monitor the patient’s progress so that they can detect potential issues earlier. A central system streamlines processes like billing and schedules, resulting in improved efficiency for the entire healthcare organization.