DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPUTERIZED PATIENT’S INFORMATION TRACKING SYSTEM. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON COMPUTER SCIENCE
The main aim of talking informat4ion in any organization is to provide means whereby information on the organizations, operation; activity can be made easily by staff without having physical count for quantity.
Information in management information system (MIS) is the valuable resources which enables a business or organization to steer in the right direction to achieve its objective and attain a competitive advantage. This makes administration more efficient and effective. Information tracking provides a relevant intelligence to decision making at the right time.
One of the major activities in the medical data processing is the maintenance of patients record. When a patient visits a particular hospital for the first time, a folder is prepared and an identification number known as the card member is issued to the patient. This number is peculiar to only that patient and any information on the patient is stored or accessed by searching out the hospital folder bearing that number.
These tracking of information on patients are collects and stored away in their hospital folder. As these records increase with time, the hospital would have a collection known as the medical history of the patient. This medical history be very, voluminous, this makes it almost impossible to retrieve past records of the patients that have been stored away for long.
Much of these information tracking system is been done by the record officers who collects information from different sections of the hospital and stores them away as expected. The record officers may be able to maintain these information but the process of retrieving and even storing is generally slow, time consuming and possibly tedious.
The computer-based system has been designed to tackle some of the problems attached to information tracking while running a hospital. This is done basically by introducing certain data processing standards and information into the automated system to help govern and monitor the way the data and information is stored, accessed, used and retrieve.
The processed information are stored in computer and they can be use of electric means. To prevent an epidemic outbreak within a region can only be provide a necessary statistics towards the number of death caused by a disease and the related solution, which can be used to tackle a disease.
Information can be retrieved on a specific problem hence it is by electronic means.