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Why Was Healthcare Computerized in the 60's?

What occurred in the 1960s health care environment that influenced organizations to convert to computer systems?

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While the mouse was invented in the 1960s by Stanford Research Institute, a number of second generations computers are beginning to be adopted by businesses, government and universities. In addition, some health care institutions were beginning to include patient care applications in their computer systems. By the mid 1960s, the power of computing and computers had been recognized by health care institutions. In 1965s, US Congress had amended the Social Security Act to include Medicare and Medicaid. Nurses were required to provide data of document care delivered to US Department of Health and Human ...

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The solution explains the technological and social reasons healthcare was computerized in the 1960s in 350 words with a reference.