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5 Major Trends in Health IT
Leveraging information technology to modernize an anachronistic health care system is a large-scale undertaking with many moving parts. The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the National Coordinator is leading the initiative to help the nation’s health care providers share clinical data electronically, thereby improving patient care. Not surprisingly, it is easy to lose sight of the technological underpinnings of such a fundamental shift in the way medical practices do business. Five major trends in health IT are charting the path to reform.