Health Care IT


Information systems have been adopted in many fields including the healthcare industry. Indeed, keeping abreast of theadvances of the technological age, many medical organizations have invested heavily in information technologies (IT),aiming at improving medical decision-making and increasing its efficiency. Despite their advantages, information systems donot always provide the vital medical information required for medical decision-making, and the decisions may result in adecreased level of quality of care and unnecessary costs.The objective of this research is to evaluate the contribution of IT to decision-makers (physicians) at the point of care ofemergency departments (EDs). We evaluate the contribution of the medical information to medical decisions by using twomethods: the track log-file analysis and an experimental study. Our results lead to the major conclusion that using ITcontributes to increasing the proportion of correct admission decisions.