What is a Health Information System?
Learn what a health information system is, benefits, best practices, and more in Data Protection 101, our series on the fundamentals of information security
What is HIS?
A health information system (HIS) refers to a system designed to manage healthcare data. This includes systems that collect, store, manage and transmit a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR), a hospital’s operational management or a system supporting healthcare policy decisions.
Examples of Health Information Systems
+Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Electronic Health Record (EHR).
+ Practice Management Software.
+ Master Patient Index (MPI).
+ Patient Portals.
+ Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM).
+ Clinical Decision Support (CDS).
Benefits of Health Information Systems
- Data analytics.
- Collaborative care.
- Cost control.
- Easy Access to Patient Data
- Structured Information
- Population health management
- Privacy and Security
Best Practices for Health Information Systems
- Train employees.
- Encrypt data.
- Back up data.
- Monitor usage.
- Buy insurance.
- Access vendor vulnerability.
- Utilize multi-factor authentication.