Utilization of Information Technology in Public Health Management: Trends and Challenges

Authors

  • Sachin Vishwasrao Ayarekar Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Pune
  • Pramod Bajirao Pawar Associate Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth(Deemed to be University) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development,Pune
  • Ramchandra Vasant Mahadik Associate professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth(Deemed to be University) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development,Pune
  • Swati Desai Assistant Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth(Deemed to be University) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development,Pune
  • Anuradha Kiran Yesugade Assistant Professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth(Deemed to be University) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development,Pune
  • Pallavi Devidas Chopade Assistant professor, Bharati Vidyapeeth(Deemed to be University) Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development,Pune

Keywords:

Information Technology, Public Health Management, Trends, Challenges, Healthcare Delivery

Abstract

Putting Information Technology (IT) into Public Health Management (PHM) has changed the way healthcare is provided by creating new ways to deal with difficult problems. This essay looks at current issues and trends in the use of IT in PHM, focusing on how it can help improve patient results and service performance. Recent trends show a move toward digitizing health information and using Electronic Health information (EHRs), which make it easier for healthcare workers to share data and work together. Telemedicine and mobile health apps have also made it easier for more people to get medical care, especially in places that are hard to reach or don't have enough doctors. Even with these improvements, there are still problems with how IT is used in PHM. There are big problems with storing and exchanging health data because of worries about privacy and security. Strong hacking means and following data protection rules like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are needed to protect the privacy and safety of patient information. The digital gap is another problem. This is when some groups of people can't use technology or can't get their hands on it. To close this gap, we need creative solutions like community-based projects and relationships with tech companies. Additionally, the fast pace of technological progress means that healthcare workers need to keep learning and training to make sure they have the right skills to use IT successfully in PHM.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52710/seejph.490

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Published

2024-05-27

How to Cite

Ayarekar, S. V., Pawar, P. B., Mahadik, R. V., Desai, S., Yesugade, A. K., & Chopade, P. D. (2024). Utilization of Information Technology in Public Health Management: Trends and Challenges. South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, 90–103. Retrieved from http://www.seejph.com/index.php/seejph/article/view/490

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