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9/29/2014
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Alison Diana
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25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey

Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
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Sorting medical records in the 1990s 
(Source: Cleveland Clinic)
Sorting medical records in the 1990s
(Source: Cleveland Clinic)

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9/30/2014 | 9:39:15 AM
Amazing Journey
When you think about the number of physician practices, clinics, hospitals, and other providers around the country, it truly is incredible to see the growth in EHR adoption. That said, the industry still has a long way to go, which everyone agrees. Looking back at the pictures kindly shared by Cleveland Clinic and UPMC, it's amazing to see how far healthcare IT has come. (I didn't include more general inventions such as the web, Internet, or PCs; it's hard to imagine just about any industry without those!)

 
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