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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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On one hand, workarounds can be assistive tools for healthcare practitioners, such as a flow diagram of how to maneuver through different areas of the health information technology user interface.
Since health information and information management is not widely recognized in Pakistan and this area has not been given the due attention among the health profession therefore, it is crucial that HIT be considered a science and be promoted through education and training and introduction of health information technology in the healthcare and medical education is of prime importance.
2) Health information technology provides a mechanism to transform the delivery of health and medical care in Iowa and across the nation.
This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT[R]), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria for Eligible Providers adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Along with other provisions, the bill would increase Medicare payments to providers that use health information technology.
To support MiHIN's goals, the Legislature created the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission within the Michigan Department of Community Health.
And the government should coordinate the use of interoperable health information technology (IT) systems among its own agencies, the panel said.
Both the report and the new office were created in response to the April 27th Presidential Executive Order 13335 entitled, "Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology and Establishing the Position of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator.
Anyone seeking information on careers in registered nursing, licensed vocational nursing, nurse aide, home health aide, emergency medical technology, medical office assisting and health information technology is invited to attend.
As part of its ongoing efforts to support the interoperable flow of health information, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Phase 3 and final winners of the Move Health Data Forward Challenge.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT[R]) is an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) and an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Authorized Certification Body (ACB) for the purposes of both testing and certifying electronic health record (EHR) technology in the ONC 2011 and 2014 Edition programs.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 1, 2012--Verizon's ICSA Labs becomes accredited health information technology testing laboratory(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.

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