Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Hospital Information Systems
Hospital information systems (HIS) are computer-based systems that are used to manage and coordinate patient care in hospitals. These systems can be used to store and manage patient medical records, schedule appointments, order and track laboratory tests and medications, and generate reports and other documents.
There are several types of HIS, including:
Electronic health records (EHR) systems: These systems store and manage patient medical records electronically, including medical history, diagnoses, medications, and test results.
Clinical decision support systems: These systems provide clinicians with relevant information and guidance to help them make informed decisions about patient care.
Laboratory information systems: These systems are used to manage and track laboratory tests and results.
Pharmacy information systems: These systems are used to manage and track medications, including prescribing, dispensing, and administering medications.
HIS can be integrated with other hospital systems, such as billing and scheduling systems, to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
HIS can be an important tool for improving patient care and outcomes, but it’s important to ensure that these systems are used appropriately and that patient privacy is protected. If you have questions about hospital information systems, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor or a healthcare professional.