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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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Business intelligence and clinical decision support tools (such as Monarch by Datawatch, pictured here) allow healthcare providers to analyze health data, including zeroing in on how and why medical mistakes, such as drug errors, occur. This helps healthcare providers to proactively address mistakes before they occur again, such as changing flawed processes or improving staff training.

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