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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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Behind the scene at hospitals, pharmacy workflow systems, such as the one from Omnicell being used here, automates inventory management from the receiving dock to patient's bedside, helping to reduce process inefficiencies and improving drug dispensing accuracy in hospitals.

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