Although most countries have yet to create and enforce regulations on Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), Exeter Studios, LLC CEO and Executive Director Jonathan McAllister strongly warned medical institutions and practitioners against using slipshod Medical IT, even though their country may not require it.
“If you contract a creation of a healthcare application in another country where they don’t have those safeguards,” warned McAllister, “then there is a higher potential that they have their information mishandled, or that their information is handled in a glitchy or buggy way that will lead to errors and issues.”
He also added that low-quality HITs will “overall negatively impact patients.”
Conceding that while Exeter Studios can get away with making less-than-excellent software for medical practices, especially in other countries where there are no set HIT laws and regulations, the CEO of the Texas-based software consultant company still insists on providing the best quality software solutions for their clients.
“We want to be the provider of high-quality Healthcare software,” McAllister explained, “not just the run-of-the-mill firm.”
He also warned about outsourcing HIT software development from software groups in countries which don’t have HIT standards, saying that these developers may not have the protocols and steps in place to properly make the applications, since their local government doesn’t require them.
“That can lead to people to cutting corners and taking the easy way out, and in the end, the people who will suffer are the patients,” cautioned McAllister.
Exeter Studios, LLC is currently in the process of securing third-party certification for its United States’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, which will validate the company’s expertise in creating high-standard software in the field of Medical IT and HIT.
According to a report by Atlantic.net, there are only a few countries that have set requirements in terms of medical record data protection: mostly in developed countries such as those belonging to the European Union, Canada, and the United States.
In a 2008 study by the Agency for Research and Quality, using HITs can have the following benefits:
- Improve health care quality or effectiveness:
- Increase health care productivity or efficiency;
- Prevent medical errors and increase health care accuracy and procedural correctness;
- Reduce health care costs;
- Increase administrative efficiencies and healthcare work processes;
- Decrease paperwork and unproductive or idle work time;
- Extend real-time communications of health informatics among health care professionals; and
- Expand access to affordable care
To learn more about how Exeter Studios, LLC can be your partner in healthcare and other types of business software and solutions, you may email [email protected], visit https://www.exeterstudios.com/, or call us at 1-(877) 393-8370.
Edwin Oscar U. Gutierrez, Jr//Exeter Studios, LLC