Health Information Technology

Health information technology (HIT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. HIT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act provides Health and Human Services with the authority to promulgate regulations and guidance to support the development of an interoperable, private and secure nationwide health information technology infrastructure.

 

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