What is Healthcare Information Technology?

Healthcare is on the forefront of technology.

Healthcare information technology, or HIT, is the use of computers to enable tools through the course of healthcare. It’s trying to figure out, ‘how can we make things more consistent, better, and more able to help patients?’

Technology is found in four unique attributes of healthcare:

  • Diagnosis – “What’s wrong with me?”
  • Treatment – “What do I do about it?”
  • Prevention – “How do I keep it from happening again, or, just happening at all?” and finally:
  • Health Information Analysis – “What does this mean for the course of healthcare?”

If you do all four things, you can fundamentally affect your own health.

Listen here:

This audio clip originally appeared on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s CBIA Business Minute.

 

Robert Booz

Robert Booz
Healthcare IT Faculty, Healthcare Management & Insurance Studies
Robert H. Booz is a healthcare professional with extensive experience in policy analysis, business operations, and technology enablement. Author of over 125 research articles and having conducted over 2,000 client one-on-one inquiries, his strengths are analyzing the current challenges, emerging trends, and future opportunities of healthcare and the vendors that support them. He has been teaching at UConn for more than 15 years. View Posts