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health information technology

Abbreviation: HIT
The application of information technology to the collection, storage, processing, retrieval, and communication of information relevant to patient care within a health care system.
See also: technology
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relating to health information technology, a statewide health information exchange and the creation of Iowa e-Health
ANA made a formal pledge to develop educational materials on health information technology for registered nurses to share with consumers, in support of the Consumer eHealth Program established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.
NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management and care coordination today announced that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed athenahealth Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Jeremy Delinsky, as a member to the influential Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC).
1 has achieved full certification through the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) and is a CCHIT Certified 2011 Ambulatory EHR.
To learn more about CRISP and how it is enabling the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology in Maryland, please visit www.
InterSystems is committed to working in tandem with the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology to deliver the most efficient, rapid, secure exchange of patient information possible," said Dominick Bizzarro, InterSystems HealthShare Business Manager.
According to Bush's executive order, "the work of the National Coordinator must be consistent with a vision of developing a nationwide interoperable health information technology infrastructure that
The health information technology environment is constantly evolving and it can be hard for health care providers to keep up," said Lisa Pierce Reisz, a partner in the health care and litigation groups and an editor of the blog.
Brailer as the first National Health Information Technology coordinator, along with the creation of a new unit within the Department of Health and Human Services, will be favorable for the industry.
5 million contract to create a National Health Information Technology Resource Center that will provide technical assistance, tools, and a best-practices repository.
Federal officials have created a permanent pathway for health information technology developers to get their products certified under the new Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
When physicians in hospitals use health information technology to its "full potential," there are fewer deaths and complications as well as lower health care costs, according to a study in the Jan.

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