Are you hearing that your health and medical records may become available online? Have you heard your doctor talk about electronic health records (EHRs), but aren’t sure what that means for you? This is all part of health IT. Watch this 3 minute video to find out how health IT—including EHRs—can help provide a complete and secure picture of your medical records. Learn about the future of health IT and how you may be able to securely access your family’s medical records online, schedule doctor appointments online, review health test results online, and track chronic conditions with your doctor without having to make the trip to the doctor’s office. Interested in learning more about the benefits of electronic health records and health IT for you and your family?
Learn about the positive impact of technology in health care.
Innovative health care can save lives and every physician and health care provider has a stake in its success. Through the use of electronic health records (EHRs), the coordination of health care for an individual patient between various practitioner offices is more efficient and accurate, resulting in better overall patient care. With an EHR, a patient’s information is always current and coordinated, helping to eliminate medical errors and duplicative paperwork. Dr. Farzad Mostashari (ONC), Dr. Donald Berwick and other health care professionals discuss how EHR technology may help reduce the cost of health care and improve health outcomes — leading to a healthier future for all Americans.
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