HSA 520 week 3 dq 1&2,
The use of an Enterprise Software Systems in a health care organization enables great potential for a significant improvement in operational outcomes. Supply chain management, in particular, can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of a health care organization in numerous ways. Tan explains that, the goal of supply chain management is to, improve quality of the information flow within an organization while simultaneously reducing cost and delivery time, and to gain efficiency and effectiveness in information flow with people outside of the health care organization, such as vendors.
When I was reading about supply chain management, I kept thinking about the national assisted living company that I work for, and how much the company could benefit from the implementation of supply chain management software. Instead of care aides having to call in prescription refills for our residents to our corporate pharmacy
Researching health information on the internet is increasingly becoming an effective strategy for acquiring diagnostic information (Information Resources Management Association, 2011). This information collection method has profound influence on health care for both the providers and patients. Whereas the providers get an opportunity to access diagnostic information on the internet, patients are increasingly becoming involved in their personal health by getting information from the internet. Among all the advantages of getting health information from the internet its advantage in preventing long hospital queues for minor issues is the most significant advantage. Internet medical information offer patients suffering from trivial illnesses an opportunity to acquire the information they require without visiting a doctor. This increases efficiency in hospitals and saves money for the patients since internet medical information is offered at no costs (Information Resources Management Association, 2011). ………………………….