Patient Resource: Health IT- Advancing Technology to Improve Health

Date: 

03/20/2013

Health Information Technology (Health IT) has the ability to transform the health care system of the 21st century. It allows health care providers to use less paper while giving them greater flexibility and access to patient health records, thereby facilitating collaboration and coordination.  It has the capacity to make health care more efficient, more responsive, and more accurate, making health care better for all. Health IT can be used by patients to view their test results online more quickly, by doctors to access past medical records for new patients, and by parents and caregivers to share important medical information with healthcare providers in case of emergency.

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