This special report covers the uses for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) beyond just collecting, aggregating and reporting on data and demonstrating compliance with Meaningful Use (MU). EHR data can be processed by analytics software to gain more insight into the current state of healthcare for a group of patients and be used to improve care delivery and outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, improve drug discovery protocols, and provide better information to enhance patient safety.
Rapid growth of healthcare information technology (health IT) in the United States is driving the creation of integrated electronic and mobile solutions. This has helped to solve some of the most challenging aspects of providing, coordinating, and delivering healthcare while remaining safe, effective, and high quality. Much of this advancement has come from the passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) in 2009, which included the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions.
The financial incentives provided by HITECH legislation have encouraged the adoption of EHRs in health care practices and hospitals nationwide. EHR adoption and the supply of localized data gained from them should provide for better efficiency and quality of patient care along with reduced costs and errors.
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