Health Information Technology/Health IT

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Submitted by Bernice Reyes A... on Dec 27, 2015 - 4:21am CST

Health information technology (or health IT) applies various electronic methods that are used to manage data about people's health and health care, for individuals, patients, and populations. Health IT may include: clinical decision support, computerized disease registries, computerized provider order entry, consumer health IT applications, electronic medical record systems, electronic prescribing, and telehealth. Research has shown that "the use of health IT can improve the quality of care, even as it makes health care more effective." (Source: Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research)

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