The Integral Role of Health Information Technology in Health Administration: A Review of the Literature

By Stephen Fitzmeyer, MD


In the healthcare industry, effective management of health information is essential for ensuring high-quality patient care, controlling costs, and improving overall health outcomes. Health information technology (health IT) plays a critical role in managing health information, and it has become increasingly important in recent years. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on the role of health IT in health administration.


A systematic review of the literature was conducted using the PUBMED database. The search was performed using keywords such as “health information technology,” “health administration,” “electronic health records,” and “healthcare management.” A total of 50 articles were identified and reviewed for relevance.


The literature revealed that health IT is integral to health administration in several ways. One of the primary functions of health IT is to facilitate the collection, storage, and retrieval of patient health information. Electronic health records (EHRs) have become the cornerstone of health IT, providing healthcare providers with real-time access to patient health data. In addition, health IT has been shown to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery and reduce administrative costs.

Furthermore, health IT has the potential to enhance clinical decision-making through the use of clinical decision support systems (CDSS). CDSS can provide healthcare providers with alerts and reminders based on patient health data, enabling them to make more informed treatment decisions.


The review of the literature demonstrates that health IT is integral to health administration. Health IT systems such as EHRs and CDSS have the potential to improve patient care, reduce costs, and enhance clinical decision-making. As such, it is imperative that healthcare providers and administrators stay up-to-date with the latest health IT advancements to effectively manage health information and provide high-quality patient care.


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Author: Stephen Fitzmeyer, M.D.
Physician Informaticist
Founder of Patient Keto
Founder of Warp Core Health
Founder of Jax Code Academy,

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