"You never want to go back:" the promise of health information technology

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University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Health information technology (health IT), including electronic health records (but much, much more), enables health care providers--from individual clinicians to widely networked health care organizations--to better manage patient care through streamlined sharing of health information. Since 2004, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has led U.S. efforts to deploy advanced health IT in order to improve clinical service delivery and support patient engagement. As a result, nearly every hospitalization and most doctor visits now have a digital footprint, and an extraordinary amount of health data exists that simply didn't a decade ago. The health IT goal now is to foster seamless and secure data sharing to improve the health and care of individuals and populations alike.

In this special Medical Center Hour, Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, introduces this key national initiative and cites the promise and chief challenges for this increasingly central component of our nation's health care system.

A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture
Washington, B. Vindell (Speaker); Childress, Marcia Day (Moderator); University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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Information technology; Information storage and retrieval systems--Medical care; Medical records
Medical Center Hour
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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