Hospital Information Systems, are they necessary? 

Storing patient information across multiple systems can get pretty messy, the job of a Hospital Information System (HIS) is to integrate that information into a single easy to use system. 

Hospital Information systems (HIS) organise and coordinate the treatment process from end to end. A fully integrated Hospital Information System links administration, clinical, patient care, billing, and all other departments within a hospital to optimise the patient experience, from check in to discharge. 

Here are just some of the benefits of using a HIS:


Improving the patient experience 

Recording patient data becomes a one-time process, the recorded information is stored in an easy to manage electronic medical record (EMR). Doctors no longer need to look through tedious files to find the relevant data, because it is easily accessible from a single screen. 

Using electronic medical records (EMR) helps streamline the patient experience, information is instantly available through the hospital Information System (HIS) between departments. 

The continuous collecting and storing of patient data becomes an automated system, meaning quick and efficient access to information for practitioners on a day-to-day basis, ensuring they have the necessary information regarding, medical history, allergies, vaccinations, treatment plans and test results on hand whenever needed. 

Reduced errors 

Using a Hospital Information System (HIS) reduces the mismanagement of resources such as improper distribution of medications, or insufficient stock in warehouse inventories. 

Machines don’t suffer from fatigue, distractions, or miscommunication, meaning less errors and unlimited work potential. 

Using these automated record management methods reduces human errors and helps practitioners maximise efficiency in patient care and safety. 

Improved efficiency 

Retrieving and managing data stored in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is effortless and streamlined, with a few clicks of a button you have access to the information you need, these automated processes reduce the likelihood of human error. 

Reducing Waste & Costs 

With less time spent on finding and managing information, doctors and nurses can spend more time doing what really matters, looking after the patient! 

These automated systems help staff assign and manage resources to maximise efficiency and reduce overall waste within the hospital. 

The mismanagement of resources costs a business time and money, using a HIS reduces that cost, and helps improve overall efficiency within the workforce. 

Using a cloud-based system also produces less maintenance and IT costs in the long run. 


Using Electronic Medical Records (EMR) reduces the amount of paperwork needed by hospital staff, but Hospital Information Systems (HIS) are more than digitalised data, they are a clear and concise method for managing hospital information from patient care records, to warehousing and inventory management. 

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