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The Future of Health Information Technology in Primary Care

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Summarize a key future application of Health Information Technology. Highlight the value of this technology and why it is critical to healthcare practice. Need a minimum of two peer reviewed journal articles in the field that address the use and/or issues surrounding the topic.

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Health Information Technology, or HIT, allows providers and healthcare practices to operate
more efficiently, when utilized to its full or nearly full potential. Future consideration for the use of
HIT is important, as a shortage of primary care providers is anticipated. Many providers are already
using decision support systems, electronic health records, and order entry in their practices (Weiner, Yeh, &
Blumenthal, 2013). While providers and staff learn to utilize these features competently, there are
additional benefits to patients. A future use of HIT that can improve the communication process between
the provider and ...

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The discussion focuses on key future uses of technology in health care and the advantages of such technologies. Specifically, the use of patient portals for information sharing and telemedicine incorporated into electronic health systems are discussed.