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9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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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E-prescribing software and EMR systems with e-prescribing capabilities rely on routing services, such as those provided by Surescripts, to connect clinicians with payers such as private insurers and government programs like Medicaid, drug mail order companies, chain and independent pharmacies.

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