Complex Hit System
A complex HIT system is one that involves multiple stakeholders especially end users whose environments cannot be easily anticipated, and seeks to integrate multiple functioning technologies to solve intrinsically complex system tasks and issues in healthcare delivery. Thus inferring that a complex may require a different approach to its systems design. Only a few stand-alone single functioning health IT systems (e.g. tracking systems) are not complex. In order to fully describe a large complex HIT system, one may have to explore the comprehensive management of health information across systems components as HIT systems try to secure exchange between consumers, providers, government and quality entities, and insurers. Complex HIT systems seek to do one or more of the following; improve quality of healthcare and effectiveness, reduce costs, prevent errors, decrease paperwork etc., etc.(ONC HIT systems goals, accessed, 2013). In which case depending on solution, a complex HIT system could be in the form of a supercomputer system, a service provider (insurance) platform or software, an information exchange network, a hospital information system, a surveillance system, a behavioral health management app, a stand-alone health information secure transfer system etc., etc. In HIT, there is the importance of being able to identify HIT systems in terms of “complex interventions or complex systems” in any evaluation (Shell et al, 2008). This means that there may be instances that complex systems are complex because the interventions for which they were designed for are complex. Thus creating an essence understanding the health care system from different perspectives and adapting HIT to fit different “attractors” in a HIT system (Sturmberg et al, 2012).