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The IUP Journal of English Studies :
Health Information Technology in Emergency Department
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India is embarking on various healthcare reforms for appropriate healthcare delivery. For better healthcare service delivery, effective information and management is fundamental. In hospitals, the front end operator at Emergency Department (ED) is an important area of focus. However, the myriad government and nongovernment health organizations and other related bodies continue to provide inconsistent, desperate, and at times unhelpful services. Identifying the barriers and facilitators to effective use of health system is the first essential step to offer potential solutions. The purpose of this paper is to evidently provide a review of the literature on Health Information Technology in ED and identify the barriers and facilitators to effective use of electronic data management system in emergency services. The evidence base will then drive the development and implementation of appropriate health service by effective health information technology delivery to improve outcomes for people with health issues.

 
 
 

In health and health system management, India has made significant contributions on a range of clinical care, from community health to genomics and biotechnology. The fundamental right to healthy living is enshrined in the Indian Constitution, including the essential role of healthcare services as an integral component. Similarly, WHO and International Declaration of Health claim health as the fundamental right of all people. The first National Health Policy (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 1983) acknowledges the Alma-Ata declaration of “Health for All” (WHO 2004) and recognizes the health services to be central to development (Indian Council of Medical Research 2007). Health service system has persistently been plagued by the widening inequalities in access to health services and the quality of care. Especially in Emergency Department (ED), this marginalizes the development of the health system. The efficacy of ED depends on the efficiency of the emergency response team. ED is the face of the hospital, and it is often the department that is involved in care of individuals or causalities with adequate resources and effective communication.

 
 
 

Health Information Technology