The HITECH legislation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is allocating more than $20 billion to push for the adoption of health IT nationwide, including e-health records and e-prescription systems. Health IT can boost patient's quality of care by reducing medical errors, improving clinical decision making and helping to eliminate redundant and unnecessary tests and costs. Health IT, including automated systems that check for adverse drug interactions, allergies, and confirm patient I
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Mobile healthcare applications are helping clinicians and patients to enter and access health information and utilize wellness tools on-the go. Laptops, PDA and smartphones (including the new Dell Streak pictured here) can also be used with medical monitoring devices, such as glucose readers, to track chronic medical condition.