Considering that technological progress actively influences changes in processes in all professional spheres, this should separately emphasize the importance of introducing modern technologies in the healthcare field. It is necessary to note that the use of information systems play a crucial role in the successful work of nurses and healthcare professionals (Darvish, Bahramnezhad, Keyhanian & Navidhamidi, 2014). In this regard, the awareness of health workers in the general reasons for the selection and implementation of new information systems is the key to improving productivity and patient care.
The use of information systems in the sphere of healthcare opens new opportunities that can improve the efficiency of the work of nurses and other medical workers and bring their activities to a fundamentally new level. Hence, medical professionals should understand that the choice of information systems depends on many factors. Significant improvements in clinical care, clinical management, and new approaches to decision-making and problem-solving are among them (Darvish et al., 2014). These improvements can be achieved through simple and effective access to the information and data management needed to enhance working conditions of personell and provide patients with quality care.
Given that research proves the high efficiency of implementing information systems in hospitals, nurses should understand the principles of technology choice. Thus, basic information systems provide detailed planning for shifts of health workers, which simplifies the workflow and improves medical care (Darvish et al., 2014). Based on this, management processes become easier and more convenient, helping medical workers to coordinate their employment better. Moreover, quick access to evidence and patient data contributes to a positive effect on the overall clinical picture and patient outcomes (Darvish et al., 2014). Thus, awareness of the contribution of information systems to the workflow, including many advantages for various aspects of medicine, allows nurses to understand the basic positions in support of the implementation of information systems.
The indisputable usefulness of the information technologies in the field of medicine and the simplicity of working with them support the choice of systems for hospitals. Along with the various advantages of information systems, including enhanced access to current data, program integration minimizes errors (Darvish et al., 2014). The ability to reduce the level of harm directly affects the success of the medical institution and the work of nurses and other professionals, preserving the health and lives of patients. Given that the critical goal of a nurse is to provide high-quality assistance to people, the ability to improve performance using information systems is vital. Thus, high-quality activity of medical workers determines the decision on the use of modern methods, technology, and applications.
Medical activity in modern conditions cannot be of high quality without the use of new approaches. Fundamentally, the health worker should understand that it is no longer possible to carry out all the most important medical decisions without integrating electronic systems (Khalifa, 2017). Combining the skills of medical workers and high-performance technologies determines the advanced capability of medicine. On this basis, the desire to modernize the medical system through the introduction of technology is an obvious need of all those involved in health care.
Therefore, using information systems in hospitals is not just following exceptional opportunities, but a necessity that can facilitate and improve the work of hospitals. Nurses and healthcare professionals should understand that the choice of information systems is directly dependent on their functions and benefits. Based on this, awareness of the need for the integration of various technologies provides medical staff with conditions for a better quality of activity.
Darvish, A., Bahramnezhad, F., Keyhanian, S., & Navidhamidi, M. (2014). The role of nursing informatics on promoting quality of health care and the need for appropriate education. Global Journal of Health Science, 6(6), 11-8.
Khalifa, M. (2017). Perceived benefits of implementing and using hospital information systems and electronic medical records. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 238, 165-168.