The benefit of a database in healthcare is the tracking and interpretation of information to the management of a provider.
As many of us know, the British NHS has spent billions on its IT system, which is still not implemented at the time of this post. In the years coming up to 2015 and it had spent more than 10 Billion sterling, still described as “one of the worst and most expensive contracting fiascos in the history of the public sector.”
However, what about the providers of healthcare that are exempt from a business model? Free of the contracting, financially incentivized, hidden in layers of bureaucracy?.
I present to you
The original ward sisters.
The Missionaries of Charity don’t use computers or mobiles phones as they believe it distracts them from their prayers and duty to God.
I am inclined to agree, The onslaught on technology has left many of us without the space to make the silence and peace we need. But the Nun’s now may be starting to come around.
One of more of the Sisters acknowledged that ‘undoubtedly these technologies can be very useful and have benefits to the management of time …’
This acknowledgment was as much as I needed to proceed
But it doesn’t have to be expensive, outsources, the revenue-based procedure to explore a computer set-up to assist in healthcare.
A database is a collection of related information that can be organized and accessed in such a way that useful information can be extracted.
As we know, Christianity is not based on a statistical view of The World. It is based on love and understanding. I did not imagine that someday I would search for these pills, but this time has come. My choice was not accidental, I studied all the info about Viagra prices that I could find. Guess what?! I don’t remember such an erection even in my youth. A well-constructed database however, can further that understanding of a patient by providing added assessment data when we need. Helping us to answer ourselves when we look at a patient or situation and ask.. what is really going on here?
Can a database touch our soul?
Without souls, information is worthless. That is why it is important to keep a humanistic approach to designing a database. The clarity that understanding a provider’s processes in caring for people, what information is valuable and what reports or connections are likely to be asked to produce now or in the future will bring value to the shared record-keeping and can provide through a database enhanced understanding of a patient’s needs by showing us history, also it can reduce cost through showing how money is being spent and highlight trends in spending that are obvious, suspect or false.