A Decision Support System

A Decision Support System (DSS) is an information system at the management level of an organization that combines data, analytical tools, and models to support semi structured and unstructured decision-making. A DSS can handle low volume or massive databases optimized for data analysis. The DSS has more power than other systems. They are built explicitly with a variety of models to analyze data or they condense large amounts of data into a form where they can be analyzed by decision-makers. DSS are designed so that the user can work with them directly.
Information technology has offered help in the development of Tele-health. Tele-health refers to the provision of health services over a distance using telecommunications. This has contributed to the development of Tele-nursing, which include video consultation, home monitoring of physiologic parameters and self-management of chronic illness. Because of this development, home Tele-care is evolving rapidly as a means of proving health care in community or home environment where the primary support focuses on the patient rather than a health professional. The application of this strategy has been of help to rural and remote places where locating well-equipped hospitals is a challenge. Information technology has helped healthcare providers use the knowledge of computer in wireless and handheld technologies. They are increasingly using personal digital assistants (PDAs) for tracking patients, making medical references, personal use and giving doses of drugs. In the United States of America, three-quarters of physicians use computerized handheld technology, such as PDAs, in the provision of patient care. Its use has been integrated in clinical activity and has contributed to ...

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...n technology, in their practice. Information technology issues should apply in healthcare practice to help physicians respond appropriately in the betterment of health care.
Information technology has helped transform healthcare profession over years. It has helped develop the professional into a unique and distinct profession. Medical profession is significant in the society because it deals with the health issues. Therefore, information technology issues help in ensuring that patients get appropriate health care and physicians work in favorable working conditions. The improvements made to information technology issues have contributed to the betterment of the profession, over the years. Therefore, medical providers must embrace information technology and make use of future developments in healthcare profession because they play an essential role in practice.
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